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For over 65 years, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been protecting the rights and well-being of refugees all over the world.

We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.

Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugeesasylum-seekersinternally displacedand stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to.

We help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Resources

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Library Resource
Reports & Research
February, 2014

Over six decades of ethnic conflict in Myanmar have generated displacement crises just as long. At the time of writing there are an estimated 640,747 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myanmar, and 415,373 refugees originating from the country.However, these figures are not fully indicative of levels of forced migration, as obtaining reliable data for IDPs remains difficult, while millions of regular and irregular migrants have also left the country, often fleeing similar conditions to those faced by documented refugees and IDPs.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
November, 2013
Myanmar, Global

Global forced displacement has seen accelerated growth in 2014,
once again reaching unprecedented levels. The year saw the highest
displacement on record. By end-2014, 59.5 million individuals
were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict,
generalized violence, or human rights violations. This is 8.3 million
persons more than the year before (51.2 million) and the highest
annual increase in a single year.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
August, 2009

(4th edition).....
"This compilation consists of selected paragraphs of the Conclusions of UNHCR’s
Executive Committee grouped by subject. It seeks to show the progressive development of
Executive Committee deliberations on a given topic over time, and to add a reference tool
to the chronological arrangement of Executive Committee Conclusions already published
The first edition of this compilation was published in 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary of

Library Resource
Reports & Research
July, 2006
Africa, Uganda

This paper presents the preliminary findings of a study on land conflicts between refugees and host communities in southwestern Uganda and their impact on refugee women’s livelihoods. Uganda has a long history of hosting refugees that dates back to the 1940s, when it hosted Polish refugees; Rwandese and Sudanese in the 1950s (Holborn 1975:1213-1225).

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