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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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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

Refugees need and deserve protection and respect

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

UNHCR: Immediate solutions needed for Nauru

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

UNHCR calls for immediate movement of refugees and asylum-seekers to humane conditions

2 May 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

Resettlement of Bhutanese refugees surpasses 100,000 mark

19 November 2015 | 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 Legal Position: Despite court ruling on Sri Lankans detained at sea, Australia bound by international obligations

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

More people risk lives across Indian Ocean despite abuse, deterrence

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

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