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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 Journeys – July to September 2017

23 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Climate change, disaster and displacement in the Global Compacts: UNHCR's perspectives

November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Libya: Refugees and migrants held captive by smugglers in deplorable conditions

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

UNHCR helping 10,000 refugees & migrants, thousands of internally displaced in Libya's, Sabratha

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

Desperate Journeys; Refugees and migrants entering and crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkans routes

August 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

As refugee journeys get perilous, UNHCR seeks safer options

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

UNHCR Statement. IOM International Dialogue on Migration Panel 1: Understanding migrant vulnerability concepts, drivers, protection frameworks and gaps

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

IOM International Dialogue on Migration Panel 1: Understanding migrant vulnerability concepts, drivers, protection frameworks and gaps

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

Call for Action: Act to Protect

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

The Way Forward to Strengthened Policies and Practices for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Europe

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

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