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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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Rohingya influx strains camp resources in Bangladesh

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

Vital UNHCR aid arrives in Cox's Bazar, additional emergency staff deployed

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

Elderly Rohingya rely on families to carry them to safety

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

Bangladesh: UNHCR emergency airlift lands in Dhaka as Rakhine crisis deepens

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

Bangladesh: Refugee camp capacity exhausted; thousands in makeshift shelters

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

Bangladesh: Life-saving assistance needed as Rohingya influx surges

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

Shelter urgently needed for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

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

UNHCR urges open borders for people fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State

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

Give the Rohingya hope for a future, urges UNHCR chief

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

UNHCR chief urges unity in Myanmar's Rakhine state

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

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