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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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Iraq: UNHCR IDP Operational Update 1-15 October 2014

15 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

UNHCR mourns death of seven Syrian refugees killed in Jordan fire

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

Statement from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, Regarding Solutions for the Residents of Camp New Iraq (Ashraf)

27 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Twin blasts in Dadaab raise concerns of worsening security

21 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned as fighting approaches refugee site in South Sudan

9 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Statement of UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the kidnapping of MSF staff at Kenya's Dadaab

13 October 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

State failure and extra-legal justice: vigilante groups, civil militias and the rule of law in West Africa

October 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Handbook for Emergencies

February 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

In the absence of the humanitarian gaze: refugee camps after dark

1 December 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Operational Protection in Camps and Settlements. A Reference Guide of Good Practices in the Protection of Refugees and Other Persons of Concern

June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

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