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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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In Bangladesh, focus turns to family counting as refugee help needs mount

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

Alarm grows over thousands trapped by Syrian fighting

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

UNHCR helping 10,000 refugees & migrants, thousands of internally displaced in Libya's, Sabratha

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

Growing concerns for Syrian civilians amid intense fighting in Al Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor

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

Preparations underway for new larger influx to Bangladesh, as Myanmar arrivals surge

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

UNHCR readies aid amid fresh refugee surge in Bangladesh

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

UNHCR tackles diarrhoea outbreaks in Bangladesh camps

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

Hindus from Myanmar find welcome in Bangladesh

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

Zambia faces crisis as thousands flee violence in DRC

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

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