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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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Indications of progress? Assessing the use of indicators in UNHCR operations

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

Crisis in Central Asia: Lessons learned from UNHCR's response to the 2010 emergency in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

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

Realizing protection space for Iraqi refugees: UNHCR in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon

24 January 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

A surrogate state? The role of UNHCR in protracted refugee situations,

5 January 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

10 Key Points on HIV/AIDS and the Protection of Refugees, IDPs and Other Persons of Concern

12 April 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Comprehensive Plans of Action: Insights from CIREFCA and the Indochinese CPA

1 January 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR's supervisory responsibility

1 October 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Refugee protection and migration management: the challenge for UNHCR

6 August 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Separating ex-combatants and refugees in Zongo, DRC: peacekeepers and UNHCR's "ladder of options"

2 August 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Mind the gap! UNHCR, humanitarian assistance and the development process

15 May 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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