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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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Refugee Protection and International Migration - Trends August 2013-July 2014

November 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

Note on international protection

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

Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries: Statistical overview of asylum applications lodged in Europe and selected non-European countries

18 October 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

The challenges of mixed migration, access to protection and responsibility-sharing in the EU: A UNHCR non-paper

16 June 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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