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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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Call to Action: Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America. UNHCR Discussion Paper. A Proposal for a Strategic Regional Response

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

UNHCR Position on Returns to South Sudan - Update I

14 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Country of Origin Series: Guatemala: Background Paper

October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Workshops with journalists and media professionals on respectful and sensitive reporting on refugees

August 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Mexico: Another journalist murdered in Veracruz; 5 killed under Governor Javier Duarte

1 May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Urban refugee protection in Cairo: the role of communication, information and technology

May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Europe must speak out on China

6 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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