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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 underscores humanitarian imperative for refugees as new U.S. rules announced

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

U.S. move offers bittersweet hope to struggling Syrian family

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

A Syrian family's dream of a new life restored

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

Resettlement and Other Admission Pathways for Syrian Refugees

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

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

Resettlement of Myanmar Refugees from Temporary Shelters in Thailand, 31 October 2016

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

A Call to Action. Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America - Proposal for a Regional response - Concept Paper

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Baseline Report - Detention situation as of end 2013. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Progress Report mid-2016. Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019 - United States of America

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

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