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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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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Inquiry into the use of Immigration Detention Written evidence to the Parliamentary Joint Committee

1 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

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

Considering the Best Interests of a Child within a Family Seeking Asylum

December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Response to Vulnerability in Asylum - Project Report

December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

I. A. v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: Case for the Intervener

27 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

R on the application of EM (Eritrea) and others v. The Secretary of State for the Home Department: Case for the Intervener

3 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Update on UNHCR's operations in Europe

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

Untold Stories...Families in the Asylum Process

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

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

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