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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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65th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme Agenda item 5(a) Statement by Volker Türk Director of International Protection

2 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Vigilant UNHCR staff reunite long-separated mother and daughters in Tanzania

2 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Safe and Sound: what States can do to ensure respect for the best interests of unaccompanied and separated children in Europe

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Refugee Status, Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality, and Statelessness within the Context of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and its 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Smuggling and Trafficking from the East of Africa: Progress Report

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Syria - Emergency Shelter and NFI Sector Factsheet

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

External update on influx of Syrian refugees - UNHCR Representation in Turkey, 01 October 2014

1 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Echoes From Syria Issue 5 - October 2014

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Ethiopia: South Sudanese new arrivals in Gambella - Post 15th December 2013 (as of 30-Sep-2014)

30 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

External update on influx of Syrian refugees - UNHCR Representation in Turkey, 30 September 2014

30 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

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