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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 prepared to discuss return arrangement, outlines preconditions for Rohingya refugees returns

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

UNHCR – Rohingya refugee returns must meet international standards

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

Bangladesh, Operational Update - 17 November 2017

17 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Home-made rafts arriving from Myanmar / Refugee population density soaring

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

Thailand Border Operation: RTG/MOI-UNHCR Verified Refugee Population, 31 October 2017

17 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

First results of family counting in Bangladesh find every third refugee household vulnerable

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

Rohingya refugees still fleeing to Bangladesh with crisis in third month

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

Four Rohingya refugees perish in new Bay of Bengal shipwreck

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

Bangladesh: Thousands of new arrivals assisted at transit centre, camp

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

Up to 15,000 newly arrived Rohingya refugees stranded at border

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

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