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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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Fighting displaces more than half a million people inside Ukraine, hundreds of thousands more into neighbouring countries

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

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Germany

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

Syria tops world list for forcibly displaced after three years of conflict

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

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Update (March 2014)

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

Update on UNHCR's operations in Europe

24 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

107 Syrian refugees to depart Lebanon for temporary relocation in Germany

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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees urges Europe to do more for Syrian asylum-seekers

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

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

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Germany

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

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Overview

February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Statistics

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