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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:
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UNHCR Concerned by build up along borders and additional hardships for refugees and asylum seekers

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

UNHCR-Stellungnahme zum Entwurf des österreichischen Mehrjahresprogramms 2014-2020 für den Asyl-, Migrations- und Integrationsfonds (AMIF)

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

UNHCR-Stellungnahme zum Entwurf einer Vereinbarung zwischen dem Bund und den Ländern gemäß Art. 15a B-VG über gemeinsame Maßnahmen zur vorübergehenden Grundversorgung für hilfs- und schutzbedürftige Fremde (Asylwerber, Vertriebene und andere aus rechtlichen oder faktischen Gründen nicht abschiebbare Menschen) in Österreich (Grundversorgungsvereinbarung - Art. 15a B-VG)

28 July 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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