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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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UNHCR closes camp in south Tunisia, moves services to urban areas

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

Depression grips forgotten refugees stranded at Egyptian-Libyan border

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

UNHCR Global Report 2012, Libya

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

Revised Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness

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

Recommendations by UNHCR concerning the execution of the Grand Chamber judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Hirsi Jamaa and others v. Italy (Judgment of 23 February 2012, Application No. 27765/09)

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

One survivor, 54 die at sea attempting the voyage to Italy from Libya

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

One survivor, 54 die at sea attempting the voyage to Italy from Libya

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

UNHCR Global Report 2011, Libya

June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Refugees struggle to get by in Tripoli

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

Displaced Libyans return to rebuild Gaddafi's hometown; face needs

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

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