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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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UNHCR Position on Returns to Iraq

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

Nigeria military advances uncover vast humanitarian needs

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

South Sudan fighting sees 1000s fleeing into DRCongo

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

Nigeria - COI Compilation

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

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

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

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

Ukraine: Protection Strategy, June 2015

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

UNHCR Position on Returns to South Sudan - Update I

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

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

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

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