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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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Update on UNHCR's operations in Africa

23 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Overview on UNHCR's operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

23 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Afghanistan

19 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Stabilizing the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe Proposals to the Meeting of EU Heads of State or Government and Turkey on 7 March 2016

3 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Memorandum of Understanding Between Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

22 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Memoranda of Understanding

Nigeria - COI Compilation

October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres on Refugee Crisis in Europe

4 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Key Messages to The AU-Horn of Africa Initiative on Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants by The North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

International Conference on the interface between trafficking in human beings and asylum - Report

23 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Echoes From Syria Issue 11 - April 2015

April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

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