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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

Zambia faces crisis as thousands flee violence in DRC

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

DRC violence drives more than 3,300 Congolese into Zambia in a month

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

UNHCR calls on DRC to protect refugees after tragic killings

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

UNHCR shocked over Burundians deaths in DRC, calls for investigation

16 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

Angola: UNHCR starts relocating Congolese refugees from border sites

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

As DR Congo's Kasaï displacement grows, no end in sight to civilian suffering

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

Campaign Update, July 2017

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

Update: Over 20,000 DRC refugees in Angola

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

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