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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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Australia must secure solutions for refugees abandoned on Manus Island

22 December 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Australia urged to ensure protection, assistance and solutions for refugees on Manus Island

21 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR urges humane approach on Manus island

10 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Australia should not coerce vulnerable people to return to harm

4 September 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Australia must end harmful practice of offshore processing

24 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR Statement

3 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR to endorse Australia-United States relocations as "offshore processing" arrangements fail refugees

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

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the Inquiry into the Serious Allegations of Abuse, Self-harm and Neglect of Asylum-seekers in Relation to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre, and any like Allegations in Relation to the Manus Regional Processing Centre Referred to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

12 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR calls for immediate movement of refugees and asylum-seekers to humane conditions

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

Detaining asylum seekers and refugees in offshore detention centres subject to international obligations, despite High Court decision

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

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