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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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A Call to Action. Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America - Proposal for a Regional response - Concept Paper

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

Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019

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

Baseline Report - Detention situation as of end 2013. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019

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

Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019 - United States of America

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

Action urgently needed as Central America asylum claims soar

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

UNHCR intervention before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Flores v. Lynch, Attorney General

23 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019. National Action Plan - United States of America

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

Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

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

Options Paper 2: Options for governments on open reception and alternatives to detention

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

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - The United States of America

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

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