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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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International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing northeastern Nigeria (the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) and surrounding region – Update II

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

New militia violence drives more South Sudanese to Uganda

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

International Protection Considerations Related to the Developments in Ukraine – Update III

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

A Thematic Compilation of Executive Committee Conclusions, 7th edition, June 2014

June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

Guidelines on International Protection No. 10: Claims to Refugee Status related to Military Service within the context of Article 1A (2) of the 1951 Convention and/or the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

3 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Child Protection Issue Brief : Child recruitment

September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Young Congolese men fear forced recruitment, flee to Uganda

24 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Amid tension, thousands flee Somali port city of Kismayo

21 September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Forced Recruitment by the Taliban in Afghanistan - UNHCR's perspective

10 July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Fear of compulsory recruitment drives Eritrean teen to flee home

19 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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