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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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Bulgaria: UNHCR concerned about calls for expulsions following tensions at overcrowded and substandard reception centre for asylum-seekers

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

UNHCR warns against risky sea crossings as 100,000 reach Yemen this year

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

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Danish Aliens legislation: Høring over udkast til forslag til lov om ændring af udlændingeloven (Ændring af udvisningsreglerne m.v.)

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

David Jennings, et al. v. Alejandro Rodriguez et al.: UNHCR Brief for Refugees as Amicus Curiae in the Supreme Court of the United States

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Report of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - Sixty-seventh session (3-7 October 2016)

26 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Conclusion of the Executive Committee No. 112(LXVII) 2016 on international cooperation from a protection and solutions perspective

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

Conclusion of the Executive Committee No. 113(LXVII) 2016 on youth

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

67th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme Agenda point 4(a) - Statement by Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection

5 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

High Commissioner's opening statement at the 67th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

3 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

This Is Who We Are – A study of the profile, experiences and reasons for flight of unaccompanied and separated children from Afghanistan seeking asylum in Sweden in 2015

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

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