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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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As DR Congo's Kasaï displacement grows, no end in sight to civilian suffering

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

More than 10,000 Congolese civilians flee to Uganda to escape fighting in North Kivu

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

UNHCR condemns killing of civilians in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, seeing new displacement into Burundi

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

UNHCR statistics show alarming rise in rape and violence against women in North Kivu

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

UNHCR urges protection for civilians amid fresh fighting in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: UNHCR calling for the protection of civilians amid renewed fighting

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Thousands reported newly displaced in North Kivu

23 November 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

Concern mounts for civilians targeted in North Kivu violence

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

Better Protected? Stabilisation Strategies and the Protection of Civilians

25 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

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