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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 written intervention before the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of El Kott and Others v. Hungary

27 October 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Refugees in Iraq camp to enjoy more services, rights after registration

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

UNHCR Syria: Fact Sheet, August 2010

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

Revised Note on the Applicability of Article 1D of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees to Palestinian Refugees

October 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Map of Locations of Groups of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Iraq, July 2007

July 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

The United Nations and Palestinian Refugees

January 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Aide-Mémoire: Protecting Palestinians in Iraq and Seeking Humanitarian Solutions for Those Who Fled the Country

December 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Note sur l'applicabilité de l'article 1D de la Convention de 1951 relative au Statut des réfugiés aux réfugiés palestiniens

2 October 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Nota sobre la aplicación del artículo 1D de la Convención sobre el Estatuto de los Refugiados de 1951 a los refugiados palestinos

2 October 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Note on the Applicability of Article 1D of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees to Palestinian Refugees

2 October 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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