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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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Bangladesh asked to show traditional hospitality to people from Myanmar

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

Amid violence in Myanmar, UNHCR calls on Bangladesh to keep its borders open

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

States of denial: A review of UNHCR's response to the protracted situation of stateless Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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

Africans and Asians attracted to Latin America as a migration route

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

Making a Splash: refugee Boy Scouts in Bangladesh clean up at the beach

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

World: Main Countries of Origin of New Asylum-Seekers - 2009

15 June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Global Report 2009, Bangladesh

1 June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Note on the Nationality Status of the Urdu-speaking Community in Bangladesh

17 December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Global Report 2008, Bangladesh

June 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Protracted Refugee Situations. High Commissioner's Initiative

December 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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