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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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Student returns to Somalia with dream of becoming a doctor

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

UNHCR facilitates the return of 51,000 Afghans refugees from Pakistan

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

Tripartite Commission for the Voluntary Repatriation of Somali Refugees from Kenya, Joint Communique

30 July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Intentions Survey On Durable Solutions: Voices Of Internally Displaced Persons In Georgia

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

Tripartite Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Kenya, the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Governing the Voluntary Repatriation of Somali Refugees Living in Kenya, 2013

10 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

UNHCR welcomes Jakarta Declaration to address irregular movements in Asia-Pacific

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

Special Conference on Irregular Movement of Persons Jakarta, Indonesia : Statement by Volker Türk Director of International Protection [20 August 2013]

20 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

For an Afghan refugee family, reports from home spur a return

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

Some 55,000 head south to areas of origin ahead of Sudan's referendum

21 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR resumes repatriation of Congolese refugees from Burundi

1 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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