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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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More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan

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

Angola: UNHCR airlifts aid to newly-arrived refugees from the DRC

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

UNHCR Regional Update 33 - Burundi Situation, January 2016

January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR Regional Update 30 - Burundi Situation, October 2016

31 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR Regional Update 29 - Burundi Situation, September 2016

30 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

South Sudan fighting forces thousands to flee to CAR, Uganda and DR Congo

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

Central African Republic Situation: Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) Monthly Regional Overview - August 2015

22 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR Regional Update 11 - Burundi Situation, 6 August 2015

6 August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Burkina Faso: UNHCR Operational Update, August 2015

August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR Regional Update 10 - Burundi Situation, 22 July 2015

22 July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

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