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Last modified: April 30, 2012, 1:26 PM
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the singular agency responding to the world's refugee and displacement crisis with the mandate to negotiate with governments throughout the world. There are more than 43 million uprooted people Worldwide. UNHCR deals with 33.9 million people of concern to UNHCR: 14.7 million internally displaced people, 10.5 million refugees, 3.1 million returnees, 3.5 million Stateless people, more than 837,000 asylum seekers and more than 1.3 other persons of concern. UNHCR is a two-time winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Established in 1989 by concerned American citizens, the United States Association for UNHCR (USA for UNHCR), is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, whose purpose is to build support in the United States for the humanitarian work of UNHCR.