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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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Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2017

8 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR Serbia Update, 06-08 March 2017

8 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR-Analyse des Entwurfs für ein Integrationsgesetz

8 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Hunger and violence drive residents to flee west Mosul

7 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Adding Camp Capacity for New Mosul Displacement

7 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR deeply concerned by Hungary plans to detain all asylum seekers

7 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR underscores humanitarian imperative for refugees as new U.S. rules announced

6 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Ethiopia: Refugees and Asylum-seekers as of 28 February 2017

6 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Syria - IDP Situation Monitoring Initiative (ISMI) Weekly Update, Major Reported IDP Movements (27/02/17 - 05/03/17)

5 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

North-West Tanzania: Age & Gender update of Registered Refugees as of 31 March 2017

4 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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