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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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As tensions ease, some displaced return to Bangui

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

UNHCR welcomes Kenya statement, urges flexibility on timeframes for Somali refugees

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

Myanmar refugees pave the way home in pilot return

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

UNHCR, African host countries agree on final steps to resolve Rwandan refugee situation

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

Rwandan refugees head home after a generation in Angola

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

After decades in Pakistan, more Afghan refugees set to return

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

UNHCR highlights right to safe return for refugees in Cameroon

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

Number of Malian refugees in Niger reaches new high

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

UNHCR facilitates the return of 51,000 Afghans refugees from Pakistan

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

Return to Somalia: No longer a refugee

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

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