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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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Bangladesh: Thousands of new arrivals assisted at transit centre, camp

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

Mud and rain worsen plight for Rohingya refugees

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

Bangladesh: Refugee camp capacity exhausted; thousands in makeshift shelters

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

UNHCR refers Kenya staff to police after internal investigation finds fraud at Kakuma camp

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

Famed Cambodian refugee camp reopens as educational centre

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

UNHCR appeals to Kenya over decision to end refugee hosting

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

UNHCR begins the relocation of Mozambican asylum-seekers to Luwani camp, Malawi

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

Guitars from Malawi camp hit right note with musicians around the world

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

New pipeline to bring precious water to Cameroon refugee camp

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

Worsening conditions inside Syria and the region fuel despair, driving thousands towards Europe

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

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