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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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Update on UNHCR's operations in Africa

24 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

UNHCR intervention before the Supreme Court of Israel in the case HCJ 7146/12

2 June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Information For Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in Egypt

April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Profiles

Hoping for peace, afraid of war: the dilemmas of repatriation and belonging on the borders of Uganda and South Sudan

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

Statement of Vincent Cochetel Representative to the United States and the Caribbean United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regarding Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in and from Sudan Before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, September 30, 2010

30 September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Tripartite Agreement Between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the Republic of the Sudan and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Voluntary Repatriation of Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia Back to the Sudan

27 February 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Tripartite Agreement Between the Government of the Central African Republic and the Government of the Republic of the Sudan and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Voluntary Repatriation of Sudanese Refugees in the Central African Republic Back to the Sudan

1 February 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Tripartite Agreement Between the Government of Kenya and the Government of the Republic of Sudan and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Voluntary Repatriation of Sudanese Refugees in Kenya to the Sudan

12 January 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Tripartite Agreement Sudan-DRC-UNHCR for the Voluntary Repatriation of the Refugees From the Republic of Sudan Living in the Democratic Republic of Congo

January 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Voluntary Repatriation of Eritrean Refugees From the Sudan and their Reintegration in Eritrea. Conclusions of the Meeting of the Tripartite Repatriation Commission Comprising the Government of the Republic of Sudan, the Government of the State of Eritrea and UNHCR

22 March 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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