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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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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

Fresh fighting triggers new Congolese refugee inflow to Uganda

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Grave human rights abuses as thousands continue to flee in South Kivu

7 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

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

République Démocratique du Congo : Province du Nord Kivu - Evolution du nombre des personnes déplacées internes dans les camps du Nord Kivu (au 15 mars 2011)

15 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Republique Democratique du Congo : Sithuation des Refugies congolais danas les pays voisins de l'est de la RDC - 18 Oct. 2010

18 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

République Démocratique du Congo : Camps de déplacés internes dans la Province du Nord-kivu au 13/09/2010

13 September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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