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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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Article 31 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR Position on Returns to Southern and Central Somalia (Update I)

May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Nigeria Situation: Operational context map (28 May 2015)

28 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee: Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014

31 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Position on Returns to Iraq

27 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing northeastern Nigeria (the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) and surrounding region – Update I

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Position on Returns to Southern and Central Somalia

17 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

State Parties to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and/or its 1967 Protocol

June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Inter-Agency Regional Update-Syrian Refugees, 6 April 2014

6 April 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

International Protection Considerations with Regard to people fleeing Southern and Central Somalia

17 January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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