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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

Note on the Mandate of the High Commissioner for Refugees and his Office

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

2009 Global Trends: Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons

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

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions : report of the 3rd Committee : General Assembly, 62nd session

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

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