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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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Refugees in the 'sick role': stereotyping refugees and eroding refugee rights

1 August 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Land conflicts and their impact on refugee women's livelihoods in southwestern Uganda

27 July 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Forced displacement in Africa: Dimensions, difficulties and policy directions

10 July 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

The Refugee Convention as a rights blueprint for persons in need of international protection

5 July 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Connected lives: Somalis in Minneapolis, family responsibilities and the migration dreams of relatives

1 July 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Report on the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (Geneva, 14-15 June 2005)

23 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Update on the Recommendations of the Surveys on the Vulnerability of Refugee Women in Kenya (2006 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement)

23 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR Workshops on the Identification of Refugees in Need of Resettlement

22 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Update on the Recommendations of the Surveys on the Vulnerability of Refugee Women in Thailand. Presentation on Woman at Risk (2006 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement)

22 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2007

22 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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