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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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Burundians continuing to flee the country one year after crisis began

22 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Action urgently needed as Central America asylum claims soar

5 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

New militia violence drives more South Sudanese to Uganda

20 January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned at reports of sexual violence against refugee women and children

23 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR condemns massacres in Beni, in DR Congo and calls for humanitarian access

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

Hounded from home, raped Congolese woman seeks refugee in Burundi

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

The dilemma that faces some female Colombian refugees

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

Syrians in Jordan: preventing the most vulnerable from falling through the cracks

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

16 Days of Activism: a multiple rape victim faces uncertain future

10 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Grave human rights abuses as thousands continue to flee in South Kivu

7 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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