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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 warns of "looming refugee crisis" in the Americas

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

Women on the Run: First-hand Accounts of Refugees Fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico

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

Nigeria - COI Compilation

October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Risks growing for increasing numbers of refugees and migrants crossing the Western Balkans

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

UNHCR's Special Mediterranean Initiative: Plan for an enhanced operational response, June – December 2015

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

Country of Origin Series: Guatemala: Background Paper

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

UNHCR chief welcomes regional commitments in Central Asia to protect migrant and asylum-seeker rights

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

Co-Chairs' Summary: Regional Roundtable on Irregular Movements by Sea in the Asia- Pacific Region

20 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report – Universal Periodic Review: Chad

March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Canada/USA Bi-National Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Migrants and Stateless Persons

February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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