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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 Country Operations Plan 2006 - Sri Lanka

1 September 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Operations Plans

Sri Lanka Atlas Map

11 July 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Sri Lanka elevation map, as of January 2005

11 January 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Background Paper on Refugees and Asylum-Seekers from Sri Lanka

30 April 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2004 - Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

1 September 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Operations Plans

Document de base: Initiatives qui pourraient bénéficier de Convention Plus

18 June 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Background Document: Initiatives That Could Benefit From Convention Plus

18 June 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Map of Sri Lanka, as of August 2002

7 September 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2003 - Sri Lanka

1 September 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Operations Plans

UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2002 - Sri Lanka

1 July 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Operations Plans

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