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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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Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Overview

February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Statistics

UNHCR intervention before the Court of Justice of the European Union in the cases of Minister voor Immigratie en Asiel v. X, Y and Z

28 September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR completes repatriation of more than 24,000 Mauritanians

27 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness

8 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Casamance refugees in The Gambia: self-settlement and the challenges of integration

September 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Protecting Refugees and Other Persons on the Move in the ECOWAS Space

January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

West Africa: Population movement - as of September 2010

20 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR resumes repatriation of Mauritanian refugees in Senegal

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

Map of Africa: Total population of concern to UNHCR by country of asylum and category, end-2008

25 September 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Map of Africa: Total refugee population by country of asylum, end-2008

25 September 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

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