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Established on December 14th of 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) came to be after World War II in order to aid Europeans who were displaced because of said war. It was supposed to be disbanded after three years, but still lives on, aiding both refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) for years. The main goal of the UNHCR is to allow for the proper treatment, well-being, and respect towards the right of refugees and IDPs all over the world. The UNHCR believes that anyone has the right to seek asylum in a host nation, and then have the choice to return home or stay in the host nation permanently. From 1950 to today, the UNHCR has aided tens of millions of people. With almost 10,000 staff spread across the aforementioned 126 different countries, it has created free legal protection offices, improved water sources, and reconstructed hospitals and power lines, as well as started awareness campaigns on “peaceful coexistence and tolerance” towards IDPs and refugees.


Question on integrating refugees into societies in countries where they seek asylum.

Measures to aid transcontinental refugees traveling and arriving in the Americas.

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