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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 chief urges unity in Myanmar's Rakhine state

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

Aleppo slowly progresses along road to recovery

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

Solutions for Colombia's displaced key to peace, UNHCR chief

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

UNHCR welcomes definitive bilateral ceasefire in Colombia

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

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

ECHO-funded UNHCR shelter project helps displaced Afghans rebuild

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

Thousands flee violence in Central African Republic and seek shelter in in southern Chad

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

Housing programme tackles the lingering problem of displacement in Croatia

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

Rebellion's end in Democratic Republic of Congo comes too late for one family

6 November 2013 | 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

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