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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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Central Mediterranean Sea Initiative (CMSI): Action Plan

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

Denied entry and pushed back: Syrian refugees trying to reach the EU

15 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syria: Doubling of refugees fleeing to Jordan

28 August 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Working to Complete the Common European Asylum System. UNHCR's Recommendations to Cyprus for its EU Presidency July - December 2012

July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

European states urged to commit to quality in asylum procedures

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

Further Developing Asylum Quality in the EU (FDQ): Summary Project Report

September 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR urges EU and FRONTEX to ensure access to asylum procedures, amid sharp drop in arrivals via the Mediterranean

10 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2006 - Cyprus

1 September 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Operations Plans

Background Note on the Protection of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Cyprus

June 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2003 - Cyprus

1 September 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Operations Plans

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