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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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Q&A: UN rapporteur looks at how to restore stability and peaceful coexistence in CAR

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

Victim says CAR needs justice before there can be reconciliation

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

Ivorian refugees call for disarmament, reconciliation and increased grant before return

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

Malian refugees take part in presidential election

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

One year on: Displacement in Rakhine state, Myanmar

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

UNHCR urges reconciliation efforts in Mali to avoid long-term displacement

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

Alarming IDP conditions in western Côte d'Ivoire; reconciliation needed

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

Côte d'Ivoire needs reconciliation for displaced people to return, says UNHCR

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

UNHCR completes Kyrgyzstan shelter programme in time for winter

3 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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