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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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UNHCR Guidelines on the Application in Mass Influx Situations of the Exclusion Clauses of Article 1F of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

7 February 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Directrices del ACNUR sobre la aplicación de las cláusulas de exclusión del Artículo 1F de la Convención sobre el Estatuto de los Refugiados de 1951 en situaciones de afluencia masiva

February 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Principes directeurs du HCR sur l'application des clauses d'exclusion de l'Article 1F de la Convention de 1951 relative au statut des réfugiés dans les situations d'afflux massif

February 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Contingency Planning Guidelines; A Practical Guide for Field Staff

August 1996 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

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