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Protection by Action

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 January 2010

Jean-Pierre Hocké
Affiliation:
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was set up in 1951 with the main function of providing protection for refugees. This mandate corresponded to the task immediately confronting it, that of solving the refugee problem affecting Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War.

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Copyright © International Committee of the Red Cross 1988

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