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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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Updated recommendations to the Republic of Estonia for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union - July - December 2017

June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Resettlement and Other Admission Pathways for Syrian Refugees

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

A home away from home under UNHCR accommodation programme

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

A home away from home under UNHCR accommodation programme

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

EU Emergency Relocation Mechanism (As of 03 March 2017)

3 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

U.S. move offers bittersweet hope to struggling Syrian family

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

A Syrian family's dream of a new life restored

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

Joint IOM-UNHCR Statement on President Trump's Refugee Order

28 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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

Resettlement and Other Admission Pathways for Syrian Refugees

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

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