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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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The cost of living: an analysis of the time and money spent by refugees accessing services in Nairobi

January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

After the deluge: gender and early recovery housing in Sindh, Pakistan

January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Putting solidarity to the test: assessing Europe's response to the asylum crisis in Greece

January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Urban attractions: returnee youth, mobility and the search for a future in South Sudan's regional towns

January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

A catalyst and a bridge: An evaluation of UNHCR's community empowerment projects in Sierra Leone

1 January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Statelessness in Southern Africa

2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Mobilizing for refugee protection: reflections on the 60th anniversary of UNHCR and the 1951 Refugee Convention

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

States of denial: A review of UNHCR's response to the protracted situation of stateless Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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

Engaging with refugee protection? The Organization of African Unity and African Union since 1963

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

Invisible refugees: protecting Sahrawis and Palestinians displaced by the 2011 Libyan uprising

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

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