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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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Australia must secure solutions for refugees abandoned on Manus Island

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

UNHCR survey of Myanmar refugees finds health, safety worries, but community spirit strong

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

Key legal considerations on the standards of treatment of refugees recognized under the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa

19 December 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

UNHCR evacuates 74 vulnerable refugees from Libya to Niger

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

Mauritania - UNHCR Operational Update, As of 15 December 2017

15 December 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR welcomes Djibouti's new refugee laws

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

UN and partners launch plan to support five million Syrian refugees and countries hosting them

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

UNHCR Libya Response in 2017

11 December 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR seeking 1,300 urgent resettlement places for vulnerable refugees in Libya

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

Bangladesh, Operational Update - 8 December 2017

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

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