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The displacement of refugees for DR Congo between 2017 and 2019
Increasing Rohingya Refugee crisis since 2017

About this Committee

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established in the aftermath of World War II with the primary mission of providing aid and support to millions of Europeans who were forced to flee their homes or became displaced during the war. Over time, the role of UNHCR has evolved to encompass the protection and assistance of displaced and stateless individuals worldwide. Since its inception in 1950, UNHCR has played a crucial role in offering resettlement solutions and humanitarian aid to displaced populations across various countries. In today's world, the organization faces an ever-increasing demand for its services due to ongoing and escalating conflicts in various regions. This has substantially heightened the risk factors faced by refugees in their pursuit of safety. In order to protect people who seek refuge from political, economic, and social conflict, the UNHCR strives to break global barriers to ensure the assistance of refugees.

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Standard Chair
America Salas
Letter from chair
Vice Chair
Rida Qazi
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