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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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Renewed violence in CAR drives record levels of displacement

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

Hotspots in the Central African Republic as of 31 October 2016

15 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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

Human Rights Day: Abuses rife in Central African Republic

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

Central African Republic Situation: External Regional Update #32 - 13-19 September 2014

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

Renewed conflict in central CAR's Bambari displaces thousands of people

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

Central African Republic: Chadian refugees leave their home of decades

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

LRA attacks on the rise in central Africa

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

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