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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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High Commissioner's opening statement at the 67th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

3 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Update on UNHCR's operations in Africa

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

Over 300,000 refugees and migrants cross Med so far in 2016

20 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Côte d'Ivoire - COI Compilation

4 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Reducing statelessness in Côte d'Ivoire one case at a time

25 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR and Liberia resume repatriation of Ivorians after Ebola hiatus

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

15 conflicts have erupted or reignited in the past 5 years, displacing tens of millions (18 Jun 2015)

18 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR & IOM - Nationality, Migration and Statelessness in West Africa

June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Good Practices Paper – Action 9: Acceding to the UN Statelessness Conventions

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

UNHCR gives qualified welcome to EU Mediterranean plans

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

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