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UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, a staff of around 7,092 people in 124 countries continues to help 35.8 million persons.  Website: www.unhcr.org
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Ministerial Meeting on the Comprehensive Solutions Strategy for Rwandan Refugees Joint Communiqué

2 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Angola Repatriation: Antonio returns home after 40 years in DR Congo

28 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Angolans head homewards by train from Democratic Republic of Congo

19 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR wraps up return programme for Angolan refugees in Botswana

1 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Update on UNHCR's operations in Africa

24 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

UNHCR repatriates almost 14,000 Angolans; steps up pace of return ahead of deadline

8 June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Urban teacher gives up life in Congo to start afresh in Angola

25 January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Implementation of the Comprehensive Strategy for the Angolan Refugee Situation, including UNHCR's recommendations on the applicability of the "ceased circumstances" cessation clauses

15 January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Mise en oeuvre de la Stratégie globale relative à la situation des réfugiés angolais, y compris des recommandations du HCR sur I'applicabilité des clauses de cessation « pour circonstances ayant cessé d'exister »

15 January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Agreement for the Establishment of a Tripartite Commission for the Voluntary Repatriation of Angolan Refugees between the Government of the Republic of Angola, the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

14 December 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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