Last Updated: Monday, 22 May 2017, 14:31 GMT

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
Filter:
Showing 1-10 of 14 results
UNHCR position on returns to North Kivu, South Kivu and adjacent areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo affected by on-going conflict and violence in the region - Update I

September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Fears for Welfare of Border-Bound Congolese Refugees

16 July 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

UNHCR urges all sides in eastern Congo conflict to protect the displaced

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

UNHCR position on returns to North Kivu, South Kivu and adjacent areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo affected by on-going conflict and violence in the region

15 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

More than 3,000 Congolese flee to Uganda to escape clashes

27 September 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

Recent clashes in North Kivu leave at least 40,000 internally displaced

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

Thousands head towards Goma in eastern DRC to escape conflict

4 May 2012 | 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

Search Refworld