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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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Stateless in the Philippines: Indonesian descendants feel torn between two lands

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

Philippines passes historic bill to protect internally displaced

8 February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR lauds the Philippines for new mechanism to protect refugees and stateless people

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

In flood-hit Philippines, UNHCR aid offers a glimmer of hope

28 December 2011 | 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: The Philippines

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

Drop by drop, UNHCR encourages displaced to come back home

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

Statelessness: A new lease on life thanks to a birth certificate

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

Excerpts of Concluding Observations and Recommendations from UN Treaty Monitoring Bodies - Universal Periodic Review: The Philippines

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

Statelessness treaties gain support but need stronger boost

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

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