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List of UNHCR Headquarters Fonds

Archives, 12 June 2009

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Fonds UNHCR 4 United Nations Office in Geneva
Fonds UNHCR 6 Collection of the Documentation Centre
Fonds UNHCR 9 Collective fonds regarding UNHCR matters
Fonds UNHCR 10 General Records of the UNHCR
Fonds UNHCR 11 ISAD UNHCR Fonds 11 Records of the Central Registry (1946-1995)
ISAD UNHCR Fonds 11 Series 1 Classified Subject Files (1951-1970)
ISAD UNHCR Fonds 11 Series 2 Classified Subject Files (1971-1984)
ISAD UNHCR Fonds 11 Series 4 Classified Project Files (1955-1977)
List UNHCR Fonds 11 Series 1
List UNHCR Fonds 11 Series 2
Fonds UNHCR 12 Executive Committee
Fonds UNHCR 13 ISAD UNHCR Fonds 13 Records of the Office of the High Commissioner
ISAD UNHCR Fonds 13 Sub-fonds 1 Records of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1958-1991)
ISAD UNHCR Fonds 13 Sub-fonds 2 Records of Poul Hartling (1968-1987)
List UNHCR Fonds 13 Sub-fonds 1
List UNHCR Fonds 13 Sub-fonds 2
Fonds UNHCR 14 Deputy High Commissioner
Fonds UNHCR 15 Assistant High Commissioner
Fonds UNHCR 16 External Affairs
Fonds UNHCR 17 Protection
Fonds UNHCR 18 Assistance Operations
Fonds UNHCR 19 Regional Bureaux
Fonds UNHCR 20 Administration
Fonds UNHCR 21 Inspector General
Fonds UNHCR 22 Temporary Committees and Task Forces
Fonds UNHCR 34 Mediator
Fonds UNHCR 35 Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit
Fonds UNHCR 36 Archives Section
Fonds UNHCR 37 Centre for Documentation and Research



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Hungarian Crisis - 50th Anniversary

The spontaneous Hungarian uprising began on 23 October 1956. Two weeks later, the revolution was crushed by a Soviet military intervention, and by early 1957, 200,000 people had fled as refugees - 180,000 to Austria and 20,000 to Yugoslavia.

Hundreds of volunteers worked alongside international and local aid organizations to provide shelter and food, as the Austrians and the international community provided the refugees with an unprecedented level of support.

UNHCR was made 'Lead Agency' and, along with the Red Cross and ICEM, helped coordinate protection, assistance and a quite extraordinary resettlement programme.

Within two years, more than 180,000 Hungarians were resettled to 37 countries spanning five continents. The US, Canada, the UK, West Germany, Australia, Switzerland, France, Sweden and Belgium each accepted more than 5,000 refugees. Italy, the Netherlands, Israel, Brazil, Norway, Denmark, South Africa, New Zealand and Argentina all took over 1,000. The rest were spread around a further 19 countries ranging from the Dominican Republic to Turkey. Some Hungarians were integrated in Austria (8,000) and Yugoslavia (700), while 11,000 returned home voluntarily.

More in Refugees Magazine Issue N° 144: Where Are They Now? The Hungarian Refugees, 50 Years On (published October 2006) here

Hungarian Crisis - 50th Anniversary

A Cry for Those in Peril on the Sea

Earlier this month, within sight of shore after a long journey from Libya, a boat carrying hundreds of people foundered off the Italian island of Lampedusa. More than 300 people, many of them children, drowned and only 156 people were picked out of the water alive. The tragedy was staggering for its heavy death toll, but it is unlikely to prevent people from making the dangerous and irregular journey by sea to try and reach Europe. Many seek a better life in Europe, but others are escaping persecution in countries like Eritrea and Somalia. And it's not just happening on the Mediterranean. Desperate people fleeing poverty, conflict or persecution are risking their lives to cross the Gulf of Aden from Africa; Rohingya from Myanmar are heading into the Bay of Bengal on flimsy boats in search of a safe haven; people of several nationalities try to reach Australia by boat; others cross the Caribbean. And many remember the Vietnamese boat people exodus of the 1970s and 1980s. As then, governments need to work together to reduce the risk to life. These photos, from UNHCR's archives, capture the plight of boat people around the world.

A Cry for Those in Peril on the Sea