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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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Europe's Refugee Emergency Response - Update #24, 19-25 February 2016

25 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR's Observations on Malta's Revised Legislative and Policy Framework for the Reception of Asylum-Seekers

25 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Observations on the modalities surrounding the Citizenship Test (Medborgerskabsprøven) and the Naturalization Test (Indfødsretsprøven)

25 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR calls on Nigeria to heed wishes of internally displaced

23 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Profiling of Syrian arrivals on Greek islands in January 2016

23 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Profiling of Afghanistan arrivals on Greek islands in January 2016

23 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR Concerned by build up along borders and additional hardships for refugees and asylum seekers

23 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR intervention before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Flores v. Lynch, Attorney General

23 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Home at last for young refugees in Hungarian orphanage

22 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

No holiday for Iraqis taking refuge in broken tourist complex

22 February 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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