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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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Skin markings save farmer escaping DRC violence

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

Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of 're-victimization' warns UN refugee agency

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

Angola: UNHCR airlifts aid to newly-arrived refugees from the DRC

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

Syrian shoemaker achieves business success in Morocco

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

UNHCR braces for further displacement as Yemen conflict intensifies

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

Kasai violence drives over 11,000 Congolese to seek refuge in Angola

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

A home away from home under UNHCR accommodation programme

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

UNHCR assures Uganda of international commitment to support its refugee protection, management and social integration policies

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

Escaping war at home, Syrian couple start over in Argentina

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

UNHCR urges suspension of transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary under EU Dublin regulation

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

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