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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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1 Refugee Longing for Home: Sri Lankans separated by a body of water

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

UNHCR Global Report 2010, Sri Lanka

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Africans and Asians attracted to Latin America as a migration route

10 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Sri Lanka

5 July 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

The end of the road? A review of UNHCR's role in the return and reintegration of internally displaced populations.

1 July 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

World: Main Countries of Origin of New Asylum-Seekers - 2009

15 June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

World: IDPs Protected / Assisted by UNHCR - End-2009

15 June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Global Report 2009, Sri Lanka

1 June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Banking on solutions - A real-time evaluation of UNHCR's shelter grant programme for returning displaced people in northern Sri Lanka

March 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR letter to the parties relating to the case of JS (Sri Lanka) v. Secretary of State for Home Department pending before the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

8 December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

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