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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 deeply concerned at reports of informal forced returns from Greece to Turkey

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

UNHCR-Analyse des Entwurfs für das Fremdenrechtsänderungsgesetz 2017 Teil II

18 May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Rohingya arrivals in Bangladesh struggle to get back on their feet

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

Rohingya arrivals in Bangladesh struggle to get back on their feet

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

Rohingya arrivals in Bangladesh struggle to get back on their feet

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

UNHCR concern over illegal return of 10 Syrian Nationals from Greece

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

UNHCR alarmed at refugee death on Hungary-Serbia border

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

UNHCR concerned by expulsions from Sudan

2 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

UNHCR urges immediate safeguards to be in place before any returns begin under EU-Turkey deal

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

UNHCR calls for safeguards to be in place before returns begin

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

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