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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 RSD Procedural Standards - Processing Claims Based on the Right to Family Unity

2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Love at First Flight: A Nigerian refugee finds shelter and a wife in Chad

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

Echoes From Syria Issue 2 - July 2014

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

Untold Stories...Families in the Asylum Process

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

International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic, Update I

December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Refugee Family Reunification. UNHCR's Response to the European Commission Green Paper on the Right to Family Reunification of Third Country Nationals Living in the European Union (Directive 2003/86/EC)

February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Note on Suspension of "General Cessation" Declarations in respect of particular persons or groups based on acquired rights to family unity

December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Note relative à la suspension de déclarations « de cessation générale » pour des personnes ou groupes particuliers, sur la base du droit acquis à l'unité de la famille

December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Geneva agreement to boost confidence-building measures for Sahrawis

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

Flights to resume for family visits between refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria and Western Sahara Territory

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

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