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For over 65 years, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been protecting the rights and well-being of refugees all over the world.

We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.

Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugeesasylum-seekersinternally displacedand stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to.

We help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Resources

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Library Resource
Reports & Research
November, 1995

Chapter 1 - UNHCR's Mandate for Voluntary Repatriation:
1.1 The Statute;
1.2 The 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees;
1.3 General Assembly Resolutions;
1.4 UNHCR Executive Committee Conclusions;
1.5 Requests by the Secretary-General;
1.6 Summary of the Current UNHCR Mandate for Voluntary
Chapter 2 - The Protection Content of Voluntary Repatriation:
2.1 International Human Rights Instruments and the Right to Return;
2.2 Cessation of Status and Fundamental Changes in the Country of

Library Resource
Reports & Research
November, 1992

By 1993, 18.2 million men, women, and children across the world had left their homelands to escape persecution and violence. An average of 10,000 refugees a day were forced to flee the year before, as new upheavals forced out new victims. At least another 24 million were displaced within their own countries. Yet despite these staggering numbers and the backlash they have provoked in overburdened countries of asylum, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees believes there is a solution to the international refugee crisis.

Geographical focus: 

Through the proposed CERF project, UNHCR will be able to increase countrywide case management support to a total of 1,630 persons with specific needs including persons with disabilities, female heads of households, older persons, children at risk, including unaccompanied and separated children, children engaged in the worst forms of child labor, married children as well as survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, LGBTI, and other vulnerable groups.

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