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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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Minimum Standards for participation, in humanitarian inter-agency evacuations, informed by international humanitarian and international human rights law

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

UNHCR's Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Persons of Concern

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

Safe Haven: Sheltering Displaced Persons from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

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

Update on coordination issues: strategic partnerships

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

UNHCR's role in support of an enhanced humanitarian response for the protection of persons affected by natural disasters

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

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