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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 Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Australia

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

UNHCR Mission to Manus Island, Papua New Guinea 15-17 January 2013

4 February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Profiles

UNHCR Mission to the Republic of Nauru

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

Driven from Somalia, a former refugee thanks Australia for his new life

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

UNHCR reviewing Australian changes on offshore processing

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

Filling the protection gap: current trends in complementary protection in Canada, Mexico and Australia.

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

UNHCR welcomes adoption of Joint EU Resettlement Programme

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

UNHCR Statement on the Australia-Malaysia Arrangement

25 July 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Australia

July 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Refugees as citizens, employees and customers: settlement support in an Australian town

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

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