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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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Lebanese school empowers children with hearing impairment

2 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Guidelines on International Protection No. 12: Claims for refugee status related to situations of armed conflict and violence under Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the regional refugee definitions

2 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Recommendations to Malta and Estonia for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Campaign Update, December 2016

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Mapping Statelessness in Sweden

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally: UNHCR's proposals to rebuild trust through better management, partnership and solidarity

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Factsheet: Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

The 10-Point Plan in Action, 2016 Update, Chapter 4: Reception Arrangements

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

The 10-Point Plan in Action, 2016 Update, Chapter 1: Cooperation Among Key Partners

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

The 10-Point Plan in Action, 2016 Update, Chapter 10: Information Strategy

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

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