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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 Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Colombia

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

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Colombia

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

Mindanao's returnees get help with kelp in the Philippines

2 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Displaced indigenous peoples in the Colombian border regions

October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Country of Origin Series: Guatemala: Background Paper

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

Colombia's indigenous pushed to find safety in cities

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

Mindanao's indigenous people ask UNHCR's help to gain their rights

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

UNHCR works to find durable solutions for endangered Colombian tribe

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

Working with National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in Forced Displacement

2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR chief returns to spotlight the displaced in Colombia and Ecuador

22 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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