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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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A Toolbox: Planning Relocations to Protect People from Disasters and Environmental Change

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Key Concepts on Climate Change and Disaster Displacement

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

UNHCR Quick Guide - Climate Change and Disaster Displacement

May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

UNHCR and Climate Change, Disasters, and Displacement

May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Legal considerations on refugee protection for people fleeing conflict and famine affected countries

5 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Climate Change and Disaster Displacement: An Overview of UNHCR's role

2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

High Commissioner's opening statement at the 67th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

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

Guidance on Protecting People From Disasters and Environmental Change Through Planned Relocation ("Guidance on Planned Relocation")

7 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

UNHCR, The Environment & Climate Change

October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Refugee Protection and International Migration - Trends August 2013-July 2014

November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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