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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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Position du HCR sur le traitement des demandeurs d'asile du Togo

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

UNHCR's Position on the Treatment of Asylum Seekers From Togo

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

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

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

UNHCR Position on the Continued International Protection Needs of Individuals From Kosovo

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

International Protection Considerations Regarding Colombian Asylum-Seekers and Refugees

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

Consideraciones sobre la protección internacional de los solicitantes de asilo y los refugiados colombianos

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

Information Note: Request for the Suspension of Forced Returns to Areas Affected by the Tsunami

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

Note d'information: Demande de suspension des retours forcés vers les régions touchées par les tsunamis

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

Nota informativa: Solicitud de suspensión de retornos forzados hacia las zonas afectadas por el maremoto

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

Mise à jour sur les conditions de retour en Bosnie-Herzégovine

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

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