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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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Libya, Detention Task Force: Detention Centres in which partners of the Libya Detention Task Force are carrying out activities, June 2016

12 June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR concern over high death toll as 204,000 cross Mediterranean in first 5 months of 2016

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Mediterranean death toll soars in first 5 months of 2016

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Main migration routes to and from Libya (to Italy and Greece) May 2016

31 May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Massive loss of life reported in latest Mediterranean tragedy

20 April 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2016

8 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7571st meeting, 8 December 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

8 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Presidential Statements

UNHCR Position on Returns to Libya - Update I

October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe - Overview of arrival trends as of 28 September 2015

30 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Survivors tell harrowing tales of fight for air on "boat of death" off Libya

28 August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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