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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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Attacks on foreigners in South Africa expose refugee women to new dangers

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

Ministerial Meeting on the Comprehensive Solutions Strategy for Rwandan Refugees Joint Communiqué

2 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR mulls solutions for refugees affected by xenophobia

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

UNHCR concern at xenophobic violence in South Africa

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

Protection from Xenophobia: An Evaluation of UNHCR's Regional Office for Southern Africa's Xenophobia Related Programmes

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

Draft Overview of Pledges [Extracts Relating to Statelessness]

1 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Compilation of recommendations relating to statelessness made during the Second Cycle (13th - 16th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

A Congolese mother and her sons regain hope in Cape Town

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

Expert opinion of UNHCR on issues of the right to work for refugees and asylum-seekers in the case of [South African Somali Association vs Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism] in the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, South Africa

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

Statelessness & Nationality in South Africa

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

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