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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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Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016

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

Coastguard rescues some 1,000 refugees and migrants off Italy

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

Horrified shipwreck survivors watched as hundreds drowned

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

Massive loss of life reported in latest Mediterranean tragedy

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

UNHCR comments on the Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Border and Coast Guard and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004, Regulation (EC) No 863/2007 and Council Decision 2005/267/EC

April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Workshop on Search and rescue of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean: Practitioners' perspectives - Sanremo, 7-9 March 2016

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

General legal considerations of relevance to NATO's engagement with the refugee and migrant movements in the Aegean Sea

8 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

The Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea with a special focus on the Yemen situation - IOM and UNHCR Proposals for Strategic Action

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

Onward Movement Of Asylum-seekers And Refugees: Discussion paper prepared for the Expert Roundtable on Onward Movement

25 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Another weekend of tragedy marks the Mediterranean, with up to 40 refugees dead

20 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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