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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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Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019

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

Baseline Report - Detention situation as of end 2013. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019

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

Burundians continuing to flee the country one year after crisis began

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

Côte d'Ivoire - COI Compilation

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

Ukraine: Protection Strategy, June 2015

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

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: United States of America

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Sri Lanka: Country of Origin Information Relating to the Targeting of Ex-LTTE Members/Combatants

3 February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019

2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Kenya

January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR calls for safety of civilians in the Central African Republic

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

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