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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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UNHCR urges immediate safeguards to be in place before any returns begin under EU-Turkey deal

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

UNHCR on EU-Turkey deal: Asylum safeguards must prevail in implementation

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

Syria conflict at 5 years: the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time demands a huge surge in solidarity

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

UNHCR: 6 steps towards solving the refugee situation in Europe

4 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Stabilizing the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe Proposals to the Meeting of EU Heads of State or Government and Turkey on 7 March 2016

3 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Europe: UNHCR concerned over increasing restrictive measures, urges effective comprehensive European response

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

Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan for Europe - Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans Route, January-December 2016

January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan for Europe - Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans Route, January-December 2016

January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Community-Based Protection in Action - Community-Based Outreach Outside of Camps

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

Durable Solutions: Preliminary Operational Guide

January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Operational Guidelines

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