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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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Conclusion of the Executive Committee on international cooperation from a protection and solutions perspective No. 112 (LXVII) 2016

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

Conclusion of the Executive Committee on youth No. 113 (LXVII) 2016

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

Conclusion du Comité exécutif sur les jeunes Nº 113 (LXVII) 2016

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

Conclusion du Comité exécutif sur la coopération internationale sous l'angle de la protection et des solutions Nº 112 (LXVII) 2016

6 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

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

UNHCR on EU-Turkey deal: Asylum safeguards must prevail in implementation

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

'Refugees' and 'Migrants' - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

15 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Addressing Security Concerns Without Undermining Refugee Protection - UNHCR's Perspective

17 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Refugee Protection and International Migration - Trends August 2013-July 2014

November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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

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