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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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Call to Action: Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America. UNHCR Discussion Paper. A Proposal for a Strategic Regional Response

August 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 Honduras

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

Risking all to escape Central America's killer street gangs

6 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Northern Triangle of Central America Situation Factsheet (June 2016)

June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Action urgently needed as Central America asylum claims soar

5 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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

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

Call to Action: Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America, UNHCR Discussion Paper (Draft): A Proposal for a Strategic Regional Response

2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Stabbed 58 times, transgender woman flees El Salvador

8 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Fleeing gangs, Salvadoran tailors make new life in Mexico

23 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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