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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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Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019

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

Baseline Report - Detention situation as of end 2013. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019

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

Options Paper 2: Options for governments on open reception and alternatives to detention

2015 | 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

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

Research Summary on Resettled Refugee Integration in Canada

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

Resettlement Fact Sheet, August 2010

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

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