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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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UNHCR seeking urgent relocation of besieged Peuhl minority in Yaloke, Central African Republic

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

Massive influx of people into Dohuk as Iraq's displacement crisis deepens

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

Separated Iraqi families fear for relatives after fleeing Sinjar

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

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

UNHCR project helps ethnic minority in Fergana Valley get Kyrgyz nationality

5 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Flood-affected Indus River boat people seek a more stable way of life

5 May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Number of civilians to flee Libya's Western Mountains nears 40,000

3 May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Ethnic Berbers flee conflict in western Libya, reach Tunisia

12 April 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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