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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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How a Bangladesh court ruling changed the lives of more than 300,000 stateless people

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

More people risk lives across Indian Ocean despite abuse, deterrence

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

So Close, Yet So far From Safety

December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Update on UNHCR's operations in Asia and the Pacific

17 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Update on UNHCR's global programmes and partnerships

17 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

As thousands continue to flee Myanmar, UNHCR concerned about growing reports of abuse

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

South-East Asia: Irregular Maritime Movements January-June 2014

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

Co-chairs' Summary: International Workshop on the Protection of Irregular Movements of Persons at Sea Jakarta, Indonesia, 21- 22 April 2014

22 April 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Compilation of recommendations relating to statelessness made during the first cycle (1st - 12th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Compilation of recommendations relating to statelessness made during the Second Cycle (13th - 16th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

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