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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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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

UNHCR condemns violence against civilians in CAR

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

Hotspots in the Central African Republic as of May 2016

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Number displaced by violence in Bangui soars past 40,000

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

One year after the fall of Bangui, more than 852,000 Central Africans still displaced

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

Sudanese refugees struggle to get by as new dangers arise in CAR conflict

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

UNHCR calls for unhindered humanitarian access to assist displaced persons in CAR

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

Thousands flee fresh violence in Central African Republic town of Bambari

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

UNHCR deploys additional emergency teams in Central African Republic

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

Fighting in Bangui, Central African Republic, displaces some 210,000 people

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

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