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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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Conflict-Induced Internally Displaced Persons in Afghanistan: Interpretation of Data as of 31 May 2012

July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR Global Report 2011, Afghanistan

June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Afghan Conference: After the journey home, the challenges ahead

2 May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Afghan Conference: After years in exile, returnee reflects on starting over

30 April 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Vulnerable Afghan women flown to Slovakia en route to resettlement

19 April 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report Universal Periodic Review: Switzerland

April 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR welcomes adoption of Joint EU Resettlement Programme

30 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR intervention before the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in the cases of Yasser al-Sirri (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) and DD (Afghanistan) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)

23 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR deplores the death of an asylum seeker in Pontianak, Indonesia

2 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

In Iran, UNHCR project provides comfort to troubled refugee youth

27 February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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