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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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Russia: Rights Activist Facing Charges

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

Nigeria - COI Compilation

October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

UNHCR urges speeding of preparations for refugee vote in Mali elections

23 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Commemoration of the Anniversary of the 100th Session of the Human Rights Committee (Statement by UNHCR)

2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Refugee involvement in political violence: quantitative evidence from 1987-1998

31 July 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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