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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 thousands continue to flee Myanmar, UNHCR concerned about growing reports of abuse

10 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned about growing abuse as more people sail from Bay of Bengal

10 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Don't forget us, says displaced farmer in Kachin state, Myanmar

4 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

South-East Asia: Irregular Maritime Movements January-June 2014

June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

In Malaysia, Rohingya arrivals hope to end cycle of abuse, exploitation by smugglers

5 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Co-chairs' Summary: International Workshop on the Protection of Irregular Movements of Persons at Sea Jakarta, Indonesia, 21- 22 April 2014

22 April 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Kachin State General Map

10 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Returnee Settlements in Mon State and Tanintharyi Region

5 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Commentary: IDPs and refugees in the current Myanmar peace process

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Ceasefires and durable solutions in Myanmar: a lessons learned review

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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