Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:34 GMT

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
Selected filters: Country News Colombia
Filter:
Showing 1-10 of 24 results
UNHCR chief highlights Ecuador's commitment to solutions for refugees

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

Solutions for Colombia's displaced key to peace, UNHCR chief

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

Home at last for Colombians as settlement declared legal

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

UNHCR welcomes definitive bilateral ceasefire in Colombia

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

Syrian refugee serves up a taste of home in Colombia

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

UNHCR assisting displaced families on the pacific coast of Colombia

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

The dilemma that faces some female Colombian refugees

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

Syrian refugee flees all the way to Colombia to escape the violence at home

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

Colombia's indigenous pushed to find safety in cities

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

Dreams do come true: advancing local integration in Venezuela

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

Search Refworld