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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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Burundians continuing to flee the country one year after crisis began

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

South Sudan fighting sees 1000s fleeing into DRCongo

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

UNHCR condemns kidnapping of Congolese refugees by LRA rebels

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

UNHCR condemns massacres in Beni, in DR Congo and calls for humanitarian access

19 December 2014 | 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

Rebellion's end in Democratic Republic of Congo comes too late for one family

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

UNHCR Fears for Welfare of Border-Bound Congolese Refugees

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

16 Days of Activism: a multiple rape victim faces uncertain future

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

UNHCR calls for protection of civilian population amid continued fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Congolese victims of LRA attacks despair of ever returning home

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

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