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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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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

Overcoming statelessness in Thailand one case at a time

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

Kenya's stateless Makonde people finally obtain papers

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

Campaign Update, October 2016

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

Thousands of stateless people granted nationality in Thailand

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

Stateless in Liberia

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

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