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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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Refugees in Armenia get wired for work

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

Background Note on Ethnic Armenian refugees from Azerbaijan

1 December 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

International Protection Considerations Regarding Armenian Asylum-Seekers and Refugees

16 September 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR position on mixed Azeri-Armenian couples from Azerbaijan and the specific issue of their admission and asylum in Armenia

April 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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