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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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Refugee Protection and International Migration - Trends August 2013-July 2014

November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Human mobility in the context of loss and damage from climate change: Needs, gaps, and roles of the Convention in addressing loss and damage

19 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Climate Change, Vulnerability and Human Mobility: Perspectives of Refugees from the East and Horn of Africa

June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

In Search of Shelter: Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Human Migration and Displacement

May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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