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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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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

Selected Country Guidance and / or Reference Documents Regarding Children in Afghanistan

1 February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

For an Afghan refugee family, reports from home spur a return

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

UNHCR distributes winter aid to more than 200,000 needy Afghans

27 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

For Afghan refugee miners, bright dreams beckon from the depths

14 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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