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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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Update on Return of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan, Update No. 8: 13 November – 19 November 2016

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

UNHCR welcomes Kenya statement, urges flexibility on timeframes for Somali refugees

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

Mauritania - UNHCR Operational Update, As of 15 November 2016

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

Update on Return of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan, Update No. 7: 6 November – 12 November 2016

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

Update on Return of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan, Update No. 6: 25 October - 5 November 2016

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

Afghanistan - Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update, 01 January—31 October 2016

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

Myanmar refugees pave the way home in pilot return

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

Update on Return of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan, Update No. 5: 17 October - 24 October 2016

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

Mauritania - UNHCR Operational Update, As of 15 October 2016

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

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

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