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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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UNHCR condemns deadly attack on displaced people in CAR church

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

Victim says CAR needs justice before there can be reconciliation

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

Violence in Bangui triggers fresh displacement in Central African Republic

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

UNHCR says over 15000 CAR civilians facing acute risk, better security urgently needed

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

Almost 9,000 people flee from CAR to Cameroon to escape fresh tension and violence

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

Looting, empty villages found in rebel-controlled region of Central African Republic

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

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