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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's Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Afghan Asylum-Seekers

31 December 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Humanitarian Consideration With Regard to Return to Afghanistan

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

Afghanistan. Challenges to Return

March 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Land Issues Within the Repatriation Process of Afghan Refugees

1 September 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Returnee Monitoring Report, Afghanistan Repatriation, January 2002 - March 2003

5 July 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Discussion Paper "Towards a Comprehensive Solution for Displacement From Afghanistan"

July 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Note on Basic Considerations Regarding Returns to Afghanistan From Non-Neighbouring States

10 July 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Considerations Relating to the Provision of Protection and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons in Afghanistan

1 July 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Preliminary Position Paper: Considerations relating to the return of Afghan nationals who are currently outside their country of origin, in countries of asylum not in the immediate region

13 February 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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