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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 deplores loss of life off Indonesia

4 November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Background Paper: Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Distress at Sea - how best to respond? Expert Meeting in Djibouti, 8 - 10 November 2011

October 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Hirsi and Others v. Italy

22 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

At least 150 drown as yet another Lampedusa-bound boat capsizes

3 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Tunisians save hundreds as another Lampedusa-bound boat capsizes

3 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Asylum-Seekers at Sea/Rescue at Sea

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

International Cooperation to Share Burden and Responsibilities

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

A Thematic Compilation of Executive Committee Conclusions, 6th edition, June 2011

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

Note on International Protection

31 May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

At least 10 die in smuggling boat incident in the Gulf of Aden

31 May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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