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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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Addressing Security Concerns Without Undermining Refugee Protection - UNHCR's Perspective

17 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Forced displacement in Africa: Dimensions, difficulties and policy directions

10 July 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Rights of Refugees in the Context of Integration: Legal Standards and Recommendations

June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Complementary protection and beyond: How states deal with human rights protection

1 August 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Extending the limits or narrowing the scope? Deconstructing the OAU refugee definition thirty years on

April 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Fleeing violence and poverty: non-refoulement obligations under the European Convention of Human Rights,

1 January 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Implementing international human rights law on behalf of asylum-seekers and refugees: the record of the Nordic countries

1 November 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Life history and personal narrative: theoretical and methodological issues relevant to research and evaluation in refugee contexts

15 September 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Refugee livelihoods: Livelihood and diasporic identity constructions of Somali refugees in Cairo

1 June 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Self-image and the well-being of refugees in Rhino Camp, Uganda

10 April 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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