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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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Involuntary refugee returns to Nigeria must be avoided - UNHCR

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

Presentation to UNHCR Standing Committee Carol Batchelor, Director of the Division of International Protection Note on International Protection

28 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

69th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, Geneva, 28-30 June 2017 Agenda item 2: International Protection Statement by Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection)

28 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Showing Solidarity with Refugees and Uganda

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

UNHCR Libya Response in 2017

27 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Mosul Emergency Response Since October 2016

27 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR welcomes admission of Syrians by Morocco

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

Iraq Flash Update (as of 22 June 2017)

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

Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on returns to northeast Nigeria

21 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2016

21 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

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