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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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Desperate refugees and migrants in Serbia face sub-zero temperatures

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

UNHCR: Faster movement of people from Greek islands to mainland essential

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

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

High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges: Children on the Move - Background Paper

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

This Is Who We Are – A study of the profile, experiences and reasons for flight of unaccompanied and separated children from Afghanistan seeking asylum in Sweden in 2015

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

This Is Who We Are Part 2 – Documentation of the secondary findings from the profiling survey of unaccompanied Afghan children arriving to Sweden in 2015

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

Profiling Study of Unaccompanied or Separated Afghan Children Arriving in Sweden in 2015

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

Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019 - Canada

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

Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019 - Israel

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

Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019 - Mexico

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

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