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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

In Search of Solutions: Addressing Statelessness in the Middle East and North Africa

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

Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2016

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

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report Universal Periodic Review: Syrian Arab Republic

March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

In Search of Solutions: Addressing Statelessness in the Middle East and North Africa

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

Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2015

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

UNHCR Mid-Year Trends 2014

January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Born in exile, Syrian children face threat of statelessness

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

Update on UNHCR's operations in the Middle East and North Africa

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

Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2014

8 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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