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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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Microfinance and refugees: lessons learned from UNHCR's experience.

19 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

The 'refugee aid and development' approach in Uganda: empowerment and self-reliance of refugees in practice

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

Convention Plus at a Glance

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

International cooperation and the targeting of development assistance for refugee solutions: Lessons from the 1980s

28 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

Convention Plus: Targeting Development Assistance to Achieve Durable Solutions for Refugees

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

Convention Plus : cibler l'assistance au développement pour mettre en oeuvre des solutions durables au problème des réfugiés

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

Mind the gap! UNHCR, humanitarian assistance and the development process

15 May 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Changing opportunities: refugees and host communities in western Tanzania

25 June 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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