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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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Basis of Claims and Background Information on Asylum-Seekers and Refugees from the Russian Federation

24 June 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Bases de las solicitudes y antecedentes sobre solicitantes de asilo y refugiados provenientes de la Federación Rusa

May 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Paper on Asylum Seekers from the Russian Federation in the Context of the Situation in Chechnya

1 February 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Paper on Asylum Seekers From the Russian Federation in the Context of the Situation in Chechnya

25 January 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Background Information on the Situation in the Russian Federation in the Context of the Return of Asylum-Seekers

1 October 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Guidelines on Asylum Seekers From Chechnya (Russian Federation)

21 August 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Directrices del ACNUR sobre solicitantes de asilo de Chechenia (Federación Rusa)

21 August 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Background Information on the Situation in the Russian Federation in the Context of the Return of Asylum-Seekers

1 June 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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