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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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UNHCR Guidelines on Asylum Seekers From Chechnya (Russian Federation)

21 August 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Directrices del ACNUR sobre solicitantes de asilo de Chechenia (Federación Rusa)

21 August 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Update of UNHCR's Position on Categories of Persons From Bosnia and Herzegovina in Need of International Protection

1 August 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Background Information on the Situation in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Context of the Return of Asylum Seekers

1 August 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Background Information on the Situation in the Russian Federation in the Context of the Return of Asylum-Seekers

1 June 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Daunting Prospects. Minority Women: Obstacles to their Return and Integration

1 April 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Kosovo Albanians in Asylum Countries: UNHCR Recommendations As Regards Return

1 March 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR's Background Note on Ethnic Albanians From Kosovo Who Are in Continued Need of International Protection

1 March 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Background Information on the Situation in the Republic of Hungary in the Context of the Return of Asylum Seekers

31 December 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Guidelines Relating to the Eligibility of Czech Roma Asylum Seekers, Update

1 December 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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