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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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UNHCR and the Kenya Human Rights Commission: Kenya Dialogue on Gender Equality, Nationality and Statelessness

23 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Microfinance and refugees: lessons learned from UNHCR's experience.

19 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Identifying Gaps in Protection Capacity - Burkina Faso

July 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Refugee livelihoods: Livelihood and diasporic identity constructions of Somali refugees in Cairo

1 June 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Submission to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

14 May 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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