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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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Central American refugees hope to call Mexico City home

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

UN Refugee Chief condemns attack on staff in Mali

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

Guatemala offers respite from region's gang violence

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

Protection of civilians in spotlight as fighting intensifies around Iraq's Telafar

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

Ramadi and Falluja returnees weigh scale of rebuilding task

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

Angola: UNHCR starts relocating Congolese refugees from border sites

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

Hope amid the ruins as displaced Iraqis return to West Mosul

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

Seeking alternatives for Niger's people smugglers

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

Deadly trade through Niger snares refugees and migrants

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

Central African Republic Situation, Regional Situation Update: August 2017

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

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