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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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Options Paper 2: Options for governments on open reception and alternatives to detention

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

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Canada

August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Building Empirical Research into Alternatives to Detention: Perceptions of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in Toronto and Geneva

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

ACNUR Informe Mundial 2012, América del Norte y el Caribe

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Canada

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Global Report 2011 - Americas

June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR Submission on Bill C-31 : Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act

May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

The Human and Financial Cost of Detention of Asylum-Seekers in Canada

December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Canada

July 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Global Report 2010 - Americas

20 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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