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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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Statement to the 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

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

UNHCR calls for redoubling of humanitarian efforts in Bangladesh

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

Mosul's war widows face new challenges in displacement

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

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

Au coeur des faits : évaluation de la crédibilité des demandes d'asile présentées par les enfants au sein de l'Union européenne

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

Updated recommendations to the Republic of Estonia for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union - July - December 2017

June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

More than one million children flee South Sudan violence

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

Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of 're-victimization' warns UN refugee agency

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

L.C. (Albania) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Case for the Intervener

22 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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