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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 warns of worsening displacement in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

UNHCR helping 10,000 refugees & migrants, thousands of internally displaced in Libya's, Sabratha

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

Millions of refugees at risk in the Middle East as winter funds dwindle

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

Renewed violence in CAR drives record levels of displacement

15 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

Mother of 13 recalls horror of Telafar escape

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

Protection of civilians in spotlight as fighting intensifies around Iraq's Telafar

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

Hope amid the ruins as displaced Iraqis return to West Mosul

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

Central African Republic Situation, Regional Situation Update: August 2017

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

UNHCR helps displaced Iraqis acquire vital documentation

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

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