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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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Update on UNHCR's global programmes and partnerships

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

Zambia begins granting Angolan refugees permanent residency

31 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

SGBV Protection and Social Services Programme - Community Task Forces

August 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Seeking meaning: an anthropological and community-based approach to witchcraft accusations and their prevention in refugee situations

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

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

April 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Statelessness in Southern Africa

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

UNHCR Global Report 2010, Zambia

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Crimes, conflicts and courts: the administration of justice in a Zambian refugee settlement.

1 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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