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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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Country of Origin Series: Guatemala: Background Paper

October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR calls for safety of civilians in the Central African Republic

29 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Situation in CAR remains unstable, humanitarian access difficult, civilians in fear

5 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Avis du HCR relatif à l'évaluation des demandes d'asile de personnes ayant des besoins particuliers et en particulier de personnes qui ont subi des tortures, des viols ou d'autres formes graves de violence psychologique, physique ou sexuelle

May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Compilation thématique des conclusions du Comité exécutif

March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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