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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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Call to Action: Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America, UNHCR Discussion Paper (Draft): A Proposal for a Strategic Regional Response

2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Options Paper 1: Options for governments on care arrangements and alternatives to detention for children and families

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

Unaccompanied and Separated Asylum-seeking and Refugee Children Turning Eighteen: What to Celebrate?

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Mixed Migration: Libya at the Crossroads – Mapping of Migration Routes from Africa to Europe and Drivers of Migration in Post-revolution Libya

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

Response to Vulnerability in Asylum - Project Report

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

Trees only move in the wind: a study of unaccompanied Afghan children in Europe

June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Best Interests Determination Children - Protection and Care Information Sheet

June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Summary of UNHCR's Executive Committee Conclusion on Children at Risk No. 107 (LVIII) - 2007

5 October 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Meeting the rights and protection needs of refugee children

May 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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