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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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Refugees risk all to seek lifeline across Indian Ocean

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

Playing the waiting game in Indonesia

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

Update on UNHCR's operations in Asia and the Pacific

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

Special Conference on Irregular Movement of Persons Jakarta, Indonesia : Statement by Volker Türk Director of International Protection [20 August 2013]

20 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UN High Commissioner for Refugees says Regional effort needed to reduce Indian Ocean death toll

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

Concept Note: For a Regional Roundtable on Irregular Movements by Sea in the Asia Pacific Region

January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Boat tragedies on Lake Malawi, off Indonesia underscore risks for migrants, asylum seekers

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

IDPs in Host Families and Host Communities: Assistance for Hosting Arrangements

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

UNHCR deplores the death of an asylum seeker in Pontianak, Indonesia

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

UNHCR deplores loss of life off Indonesia

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

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