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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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CAR violence driving more refugees into northern DRC, local communities stretched to cope

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Surging violence in Central African Republic forces 88,000 to flee

30 May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

More than 6,000 flee to Chad and Cameroon to escape CAR violence

8 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Fresh violence displaces almost 50,000 people in Central African Republic

24 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Monitoring des frontieres - Mouvements de départ et retour (04/02/2015)

4 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

CAR refugees attacked as they flee to Cameroon

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

Thousands flee violence in Central African Republic and seek shelter in in southern Chad

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

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