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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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Libya: Detention centres where UNHCR and partners have access - April 2017

9 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Libya, Detention Centres: Detention Centres in which UNHCR and Partners are carrying out activities, January 2017

15 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR's position regarding the detention of refugee and migrant children in the migration context

January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Bulgaria: UNHCR concerned about calls for expulsions following tensions at overcrowded and substandard reception centre for asylum-seekers

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

David Jennings, et al. v. Alejandro Rodriguez et al.: UNHCR Brief for Refugees as Amicus Curiae in the Supreme Court of the United States

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

Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019 - Canada

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

Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019 - Israel

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

Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019 - Mexico

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

Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019 - Lithuania

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

Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019 - Indonesia

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

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