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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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Stabilizing the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe Proposals to the Meeting of EU Heads of State or Government and Turkey on 7 March 2016

3 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

UNHCR's proposals in light of the EU response to the refugee crisis and the EU package of 9 September 2015

10 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Smuggling and Trafficking from the East of Africa: Progress Report

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Smuggling and Trafficking from the East of Africa : Executive Summary

March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

UN High Commissioner for Refugees and ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, Report of the ASEAN Regional Workshop on Statelessness and the Rights of Women and Children

19 November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

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