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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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Kenya's stateless Makonde people finally obtain papers

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

Overview of UNHCR's operations in Asia and the Pacific

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

In Search of Solutions: Addressing Statelessness in the Middle East and North Africa

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

UNHCR's Commentary on the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Tajikistan "On Nationality of the Republic of Tajikistan"

May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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

March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

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

March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

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

March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Sri Lankan Refugee Returnees in 2014

November 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report Universal Periodic Review: 2nd Cycle, 25th Session - Suriname

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Birth certificates issued by Mali open doors for Mauritanian refugee children

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

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