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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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Madagascar's Karana people still awaiting nationality

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

"This is Our Home" Stateless Minorities and their Search for Citizenship

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

Good Practices Paper - Action 7: Ensuring birth registration for the prevention of statelessness

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

Campaign Update, October 2017

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

Elderly Rohingya rely on families to carry them to safety

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

Campaign Update, July 2017

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

Campaign Update, April 2017

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

Madagascar: UNHCR welcomes new law giving men and women equal rights to transfer nationality to children

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

Chad helps returnees at risk of statelessness to get papers

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

Campaign Update, December 2016

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

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