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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 concerned at obstacles facing thousands fleeing Ramadi

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

After long ordeal at sea, Rohingya find humanity in Indonesia

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

UNHCR calls for unhindered humanitarian access to assist displaced persons in CAR

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

Cameroon: UNHCR steps up efforts to move refugees to safety as violence spills over border

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

Shelter needs acute in northern Iraq as UNHCR steps up aid operation

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

Cross-border aid reaches 12,000 displaced civilians in western Libya

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

UNHCR urges states against returning people to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

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