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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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Overview on UNHCR's operations Regional update - Europe

28 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

UNHCR warns of new humanitarian problems building at crossings from Greece into the Balkans

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

Survivors tell harrowing tales of fight for air on "boat of death" off Libya

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

UNHCR alarmed at reports of boat pushbacks in South-east Asia

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

Good Practices Paper - Action 1: Resolving Existing Major Situations of Statelessness

23 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Update on UNHCR's operations in Asia and the Pacific

17 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Update on UNHCR's global programmes and partnerships

17 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Co-chairs' Summary: International Workshop on the Protection of Irregular Movements of Persons at Sea Jakarta, Indonesia, 21- 22 April 2014

22 April 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Refugees boost net profits for fishing village in Bangladesh

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

Two camps of thought on helping Rohingya in Bangladesh

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

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