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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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Soumission du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) pour la compilation établie par le Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l'homme - Examen périodique universel: Belgique

November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR Egypt Fact Sheet (November 2010)

November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Latvia

November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Denmark

November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Hungary

November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Greece

November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

The situation of stateless persons in the Middle East and North Africa

October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Evaluation of the protracted refugee situation (PRS) for Burundians in Tanzania

October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia

16 September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR Iraq: Fact Sheet, Septemeber 2010

September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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