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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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Background Note on the Protection of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Bulgaria

February 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Applicability of the "Ceased Circumstances" Cessation Clauses to Tajik Refugees Who Fled Their Country as a Result of the Civil Conflict From 1992 to 1997

7 December 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Advisory on the Return of Somali Nationals to Somalia

2 November 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Posición del ACNUR sobre el retorno de nacionales somalíes a Somalia

2 November 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Aktualisierte Anmerkungen von UNHCR zur gegenwärtigen Situation von Frauen im Irak

November 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Guidelines Relating to the Eligibility of Iraqi Asylum-Seekers

3 October 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Hintergrundinformation zur Gefährdung von Angehörigen religiöser Minderheiten im Irak

1 October 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Background Information on the Situation of Non-Muslim Religious Minorities in Iraq

1 October 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Advisory Regarding the Return of Iraqis

12 September 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR-Position zu Möglichkeiten der Rückkehr irakischer Flüchtlinge

12 September 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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