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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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UNHCR urges suspension of transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary under EU Dublin regulation

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

UNHCR Observations on the proposed legislative amendments to Chapter 12 of the Norwegian Immigration Act on the use of coercive measures, including administrative detention of families with children, arrest, directed residence/residence restrictions and regular reporting to the authorities- public hearing/public consultation [Høringsbrev om endringer i utlendingslovens regler om tvangsmidler]

February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Desperate Journeys

February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

UNHCR Recommendations for Greece in 2017

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

UNHCR: Faster movement of people from Greek islands to mainland essential

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

The 10-Point Plan in Action, 2016 Update, Chapter 4: Reception Arrangements

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

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

Overview on UNHCR's operations Regional update - Europe

28 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Over 300,000 refugees and migrants cross Med so far in 2016

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

Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Law Proposal (Ds 2016:21) concerning activities for asylum-seekers and municipality placements of unaccompanied children

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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