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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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Towards a New Beginning: Refugee Integration in Ireland

May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Profiles

Brasil: Cartilha para Solicitantes de Refúgio no Brasil

2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Profiles

UNHCR monitoring visit to Manus Island, Papua New Guinea

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

UNHCR monitoring visit to the Republic of Nauru

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

Information For Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in Egypt

April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Profiles

Syria conflict contributing to rising asylum claims in industrialized countries

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

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