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Bellmanstafetten 2014

20 August 2014

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Wearing the blue UNHCR vests and caps, staff members who participated in Bellmanstafetten 2014.

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Background note on international solidarity, responsibility-sharing and burden-sharing on refugee-related issues

26 August 2014

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At the end of 2013, the number of refugees globally under UNHCR’s mandate was estimated at 11.7 million, some 1.2 million more than at the end of 2012. This increase, from one year to another, was the highest in 20 years

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Resettlement - a lifesaving tool for vulnerable refugees

News Article  04 July 2014

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During the week of Almedalen, UNHCR and the Swedish Migration Board have put the spotlight on resettlement as a lifesaving measure and durable solution for refugees.

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School children in Sweden are seeing the world through new eyes – the eyes of refugees, thanks to a groundbreaking UNHCR educational project that aims to combat intolerance.

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UNHCR focuses on resettlement at Almedalen

News Article  28 June 2014

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UNHCR and the Swedish Migration Board are participating in Sweden’s largest political event this week, setting the spotlight on refugee crises and stressing the importance of resettlement.

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