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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 seeking access to detained asylum- seekers and refugees in Nairobi

7 April 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR welcomes Kenya High Court decision on urban refugee rights

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

Newcomers to Nairobi: the protection concerns and survival strategies of asylum seekers in Kenya's capital city

July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR Syria Refugee Fact Sheet

May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR intervention before the High Court of Kenya in the case of Kituo Cha Sheria and others v. The Attorney General

12 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

But when will our turn come? A review of the implementation of UNHCR's urban refugee policy in Malaysia

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

UNHCR chief addresses Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre on challenges

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

ExCom: UN refugee chief says protracted major conflicts creating new 'global refugee' populations

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

UNHCR Syria: Fact Sheet, August 2010

August 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

A tale of three cities: internal displacement, urbanization and humanitarian action in Abidjan, Khartoum and Mogadishu

March 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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