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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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Hindus from Myanmar find welcome in Bangladesh

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

Bangladesh: UNHCR & partners work to contain outbreak of diarrhoeal disease

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

As new arrivals top half a million in Bangladesh, UNHCR getting ever more refugees into shelter

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

UNHCR saddened by reports of refugees drowning in the Bay of Bengal

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

Disease threatens refugees in Bangladesh in unplanned sites

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

UNHCR calls for redoubling of humanitarian efforts in Bangladesh

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

Bangladesh elephant rampage highlights dangers for refugees

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

UNHCR Chief calls for stepped-up support for Rohingya Refugees, thanks Bangladesh for keeping borders open

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

As refugee crisis grows, Rohingya struggle in roadside settlements

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

UNHCR boosts delivery of vital aid to Rohingya in Bangladesh

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

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