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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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High Commissioner's opening statement at the 67th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

3 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Overview on UNHCR's operations Regional update - Europe

28 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Overview of UNHCR's operations in Asia and the Pacific

23 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

IDP Returns Fact Sheet Updated (As of 31 March 2015)

31 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Displaced Pakistani families find warm welcome in neighbouring Afghanistan

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

Assisted families versus assessed families of displaced population from Pakistan to South-Eastern Region (as of 25 Jul 2014)

25 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Displaced Population from Pakistan to South-Eastern Region, Assessed Families as of 9th July 2014

9 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Minority families in Pakistan displaced by war but optimistic about peace

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

Fresh fighting in Pakistan's North Waziristan displaces more than 75,000

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

Fighting in Pakistan's North Waziristan region uproots more than 400,000

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

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