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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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Worsening conditions inside Syria and the region fuel despair, driving thousands towards Europe

8 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Excerpts of Concluding Observations and Recommendations from UN Treaty Monitoring Bodies and from reports by UN Special Procedures Mandate holders Universal Periodic Review: Guatemala

February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Refugee Homelessness in Hungary

March 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Globalization, poverty and mobility: an introduction to the developmental dimensions of international migration

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

Putting Refugees on the Development Agenda: How Refugees and Returnees Can Contribute to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

18 May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Inscrire les réfugiés à l'agenda du développement: Comment les réfugiés et les rapatriés peuvent contribuer à atteindre les objectifs du millénaire pour le développement

18 May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Social capital in war-torn Peruvian communities,

17 May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Fleeing violence and poverty: non-refoulement obligations under the European Convention of Human Rights,

1 January 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers - A Displacement Perspective

October 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Representations to the Social Security Advisory Committee on the "Social Security (Persons from Abroad) Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations 1995"

10 November 1995 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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