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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 Observations on the proposed amendments to the Norwegian Immigration Regulation of 18 January 2017 to reduce the income requirement in family reunification cases and introduce a requirement providing that an application for family reunification must be submitted within three months after the granting of the status [Invitasjon til høringsmøte og høring om endringer i utlendingsforskriften – underholdskravet i familieinnvandringssaker – senking av underholdskravet og endring av ettårsfrist for unntak for flyktninger]

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

Refugees and migrants face high risks in winter weather in Europe

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

Child protection Issue Brief : Family Tracing and Reunification

January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

UNHCR comments on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the member state responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person (recast) - COM (2016) 270

22 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Syrian centenarian dreams of European reunion with family

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

Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally: UNHCR's proposals to rebuild trust through better management, partnership and solidarity

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Integration of refugees in Estonia - Participation and Empowerment

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Overview on UNHCR's operations Regional update - Europe

28 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Update on UNHCR's operations in Africa

23 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Secretary of State for the Home Department v ZAT (Syria) and Others: UNHCR's Intervention

13 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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