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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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Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Republic of Maldives

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Thousands find shelter in Iraqi Kurdistan after escaping Mount Sinjar

12 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Fighting in Bangui, Central African Republic, displaces some 210,000 people

17 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review of: New Zealand

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

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

31 May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR's contribution to the Secretary-General's report with recommendations on global trends in the fight against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance to the General Assembly for its 66th session pursuant to A/RES/64/148

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR's contribution to the Secretary-General's report on progress and implementation of the General Assembly Resolution 64/169 on the initiatives contributing to the activities in the framework of the International Year for People of African Descent

May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

20 April 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Nota de orientación sobre las solicitudes de la condición de refugiado relacionadas con las víctimas de pandillas organizadas

31 March 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Victims of Organized Gangs

31 March 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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