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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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Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee - Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

16 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR to endorse Australia-United States relocations as "offshore processing" arrangements fail refugees

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

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the Inquiry into the Serious Allegations of Abuse, Self-harm and Neglect of Asylum-seekers in Relation to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre, and any like Allegations in Relation to the Manus Regional Processing Centre Referred to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

12 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Refugees need and deserve protection and respect

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

UNHCR: Immediate solutions needed for Nauru

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

UNHCR calls for immediate movement of refugees and asylum-seekers to humane conditions

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

Bilateral and/or Multilateral Arrangements for Processing Claims for International Protection and Finding Durable Solutions for Refugees - Position paper

20 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Australia

April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Detaining asylum seekers and refugees in offshore detention centres subject to international obligations, despite High Court decision

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

UNHCR Position: Interception and turn back of boats carrying asylum-seekers

23 July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Profiles

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