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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 Global Report 2008, Russian Federation

June 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Information Note on the Decree of the Russian Federation Government on Compensations for the Victims of the Conflict in the Chechen Republic

7 August 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Background Note on the Replacement of USSR passports in the Russian Federation

31 January 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR CDR Background Paper on Refugees and Asylum Seekers from the Russian Federation

1 November 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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