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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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Resettlement of Myanmar Refugees from Temporary Shelters in Thailand, 31 October 2016

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

EU Emergency Relocation Mechanism (As of 05 October 2016)

12 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Overview on UNHCR's operations Regional update - Europe

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

Overview on UNHCR's operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

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

Report on the Annual Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations 15-17 June 2016

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

Report of the sixty-sixth meeting of the Standing Committee (21-23 June 2016)

3 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Sessional Reports

UNHCR Egypt Operational Update, June to August 2016

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

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Country Chapters (last updated 2016)

July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU July - December 2016

July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU July - December 2016

July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

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