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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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Programas y Estrategias del ACNUR 2012-2013 - Las Américas

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

World AIDS Day: Love helps Colombian couple overcome discrimination

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

Report of the Joint Mission UNHCR- WFP for the Revision and Re-evaluation of the Relief and Recovery Operation in Favor of Colombian Refugees in Ecuador

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

The way to San José: A review of the implementation of UNHCR's urban refugee policy in Costa Rica

August 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Restitution, compensation, satisfaction: transnational reparations and Colombia's Victims' Law

August 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

In the shoes of refugees: providing protection and solutions for displaced Colombians in Ecuador

August 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Uprooted and unrestored: A comparative review of durable solutions for people displaced by conflict in Colombia and Liberia

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

Restitution, compensation, satisfaction: transnational reparations and Colombia's Victims' Law.

1 July 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Global Report 2010 - Americas

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

Global Report 2010 - Latin America

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

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