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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:
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Sri Lanka: Country of Origin Information Relating to the Targeting of Ex-LTTE Members/Combatants

3 February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Introductory remarks by Mr. Volker Türk, Director of International Protection, UNHCR, to the International Meeting on Refugee Protection, Statelessness and Mixed Migration Movements in the Americas: Launch of the UNHCR Commemorations in the Americas, Brasilia, Brazil, 11 November 2010

11 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Sixty-first Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, Agenda item 5(a): Statement by Ms. Erika Feller Assistant High Commissioner - Protection: Rule of Law 60 Years On

6 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Sessional Reports

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