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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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Realizing protection space for Iraqi refugees: UNHCR in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon

24 January 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

A surrogate state? The role of UNHCR in protracted refugee situations,

5 January 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Witchcraft allegations, refugee protection and human rights: a review of the evidence

January 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Protracted Refugee Situations. High Commissioner's Initiative

December 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Situations de réfugiés prolongées. Initiative du Haut Commissaire

December 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Background Paper from UNHCR: EU Resettlement (European Commission consultation meeting on the EU resettlement scheme, Brussels, 12 December 2008)

December 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Les situations de réfugiés prolongées

20 November 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Protracted Refugee Situations

20 November 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Situaciones de Refugiados Prolongadas

20 November 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

L'Afrique de l'Ouest comme espace migratoire et espace de protection

November 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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