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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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Stabilizing the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe Proposals to the Meeting of EU Heads of State or Government and Turkey on 7 March 2016

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

Attacks on foreigners in South Africa expose refugee women to new dangers

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

UNHCR mulls solutions for refugees affected by xenophobia

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

UNHCR concern at xenophobic violence in South Africa

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

"Greece as a Country of Asylum" - UNHCR's Recommendations

6 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Protection from Xenophobia: An Evaluation of UNHCR's Regional Office for Southern Africa's Xenophobia Related Programmes

February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report – Universal Periodic Review: Sweden

June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Kenya

January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Refugee Situation Bulgaria - External Update

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

A Congolese mother and her sons regain hope in Cape Town

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

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