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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 Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Australia

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

CREDO – Credibility Assessment Checklists

15 May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Resettlement Assessment Tool: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Refugees

April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Resettlement Assessment Tool: Refugees with Disabilities

April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Operational Guidance Note: Best Interests Assessments For Children being Resettled with Only One Parent

April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Listen and Learn: Participatory Assessment with Children and Adolescents

July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Travailler avec les hommes et les garçons survivants de violence sexuelle et sexiste dans les situations de déplacement forcé

July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Working with Men and Boy Survivors of Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Forced Displacement

July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

UNHCR Style Companion

February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Toolkit on How to Request Interim Measures under Rule 39 of the Rules of the European Court of Human Rights for Persons in Need of International Protection

February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

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