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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 Mediterranean situation: UNHCR calls for an additional 40,000 resettlement places

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

Displaced children tell of suffering in DRC's Kasai

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

UNHCR urges action to ease conditions on Greek islands

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

Bangladesh: Refugee camp capacity exhausted; thousands in makeshift shelters

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

Bangladesh: Life-saving assistance needed as Rohingya influx surges

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

Australia should not coerce vulnerable people to return to harm

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

Shelter urgently needed for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

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

Costa Rica gives refugees opportunities to succeed

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

UNHCR urges open borders for people fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State

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

Mother of 13 recalls horror of Telafar escape

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

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