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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 should not coerce vulnerable people to return to harm

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

UNHCR urges open borders for people fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State

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

UNHCR seeks equal treatment for all Rohingya in Bangladesh

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

UNHCR deeply concerned by Hungary plans to detain all asylum seekers

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

UNHCR concern over illegal return of 10 Syrian Nationals from Greece

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

UNHCR, OHCHR appeal to Cambodian authorities to allow access to Vietnamese Montagnards in hiding

19 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR concerned over attempt to legalize automatic returns from Spanish enclaves

28 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR alarmed as Sri Lanka extends deportation to families outside detention

12 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Syrians, risking everything to flee war, find chilly reception in Europe

27 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR reviewing Australian changes on offshore processing

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

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