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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 steps up efforts towards alternatives to detention in Libya and solutions for vulnerable refugees

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

UNHCR resettles group of vulnerable women refugees from Libya

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

As Libya crisis deepens, UNHCR chief steps up assistance

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

Bulgaria: UNHCR concerned about calls for expulsions following tensions at overcrowded and substandard reception centre for asylum-seekers

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

Detaining asylum seekers and refugees in offshore detention centres subject to international obligations, despite High Court decision

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

UNHCR welcomes change in Nauru's detention policy

5 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR works to ease dire conditions in Libya's immigration detention centres

28 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR calls for end to detention of asylum-seekers and refugees

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

UNHCR, civil society warn of growing detention problem in Asia-Pacific

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

UNHCR asks Ukraine to free detained refugee, decline extradition request

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

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