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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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Compilación de Buenas Prácticas en Materia de Edad, Género y Diversidad (Oficina para las Américas)

2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Programas y Estrategias del ACNUR 2012-2013 - Las Américas

2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

The Human and Financial Cost of Detention of Asylum-Seekers in Canada

December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries: Statistical overview of asylum applications lodged in Europe and selected non-European countries

18 October 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Transnational philanthropy: Somali youth in Canada and Kenya

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

Sanctuary and solidarity: urban community responses to refugees and asylum seekers on three continents

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

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Canada

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

Global Report 2010 - Americas

20 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Global Report 2010 - North American and the Caribbean

20 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Research Summary on Resettled Refugee Integration in Canada

2 May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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