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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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'Repatriation is not for everyone': the life and livelihoods of former refugees in Liberia

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Refugees as citizens, employees and customers: settlement support in an Australian town

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Asylum and the path to citizenship: a case study of Somalis in the United Kingdom

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Forced Displacement and International Crimes

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Unmet needs and diminished opportunities: disability, displacement and humanitarian healthcare

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Shelter from the storm: A real-time evaluation of UNHCR's response to the emergency in Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

International Cooperation to Share Burden and Responsibilities

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Climate Change and the Risk of Statelessness: The Situation of Low-lying Island States

10 May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

No place to stay: A review of the implementation of UNHCR's urban refugee policy in Bulgaria

5 May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Cash in hand: Urban refugees, the right to work UNHCR's advocacy activities

5 May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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