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List of UNHCR Field Fonds

Archives, 12 June 2009

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FONDS FIELD OFFICE
Fonds UNHCR 8 Offices in Rwanda
Fonds UNHCR 23 Hong Kong Refugees Survey Mission
Fonds UNHCR 24 Office in Hong Kong
Fonds UNHCR 25 Office in Singapore
Fonds UNHCR 26 Office in Germany
Fonds UNHCR 26/1 Records of the Office in Bonn
Fonds UNHCR 27 Offices in France
Fonds UNHCR 27/1 Records of the Branch Office in Paris
Fonds UNHCR 28 Office in Belize
Fonds UNHCR 29 Offices in the Philippines
Fonds UNHCR 29/1 Records of the Branch Office in Manila
Fonds UNHCR 30 Office in Vietnam
Fonds UNHCR 30/2 Records of the Working Group in Ho Chi Minh City
Fonds UNHCR 31 Offices in the Former Yugoslavia
Fonds UNHCR 31/1 Records of the Offices of the Special Envoy for Former Yugoslavia
Fonds UNHCR 31/2 Records of the Offices of the UNHCR Office of Chief of Mission for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Fonds UNHCR 31/3 Records of the Office in Banja Luka
Fonds UNHCR 31/5 Records of the Office in Medugorje
Fonds UNHCR 31/6 Records of the Office in Mostar
Fonds UNHCR 31/7 Records of the Office in Pale
Fonds UNHCR 31/10 Records of the Office of the Chief of Mission Croatia
Fonds UNHCR 31/11 Records of the Office in Daruvar
Fonds UNHCR 31/16 Records of the Office in Topusko
Fonds UNHCR 31/18 Records of the Office of the Chief of Mission in Belgrade
Fonds UNHCR 33 Office in Portugal
Fonds UNHCR 38 Office in Mauritania
Fonds UNHCR 39 Office in Belgium
Fonds UNHCR 39/1 Records of Branch Office in Brussels
Fonds UNHCR 40 Office in Cyprus
Fonds UNHCR 41 Office in Namibia
Fonds UNHCR 42 Offices in Guinea
Fonds UNHCR 43 Offices in Tanzania
Fonds UNHCR 45 Office in Malawi
Fonds UNHCR 47 Office in Austria
Fonds UNHCR 48 Office in Spain
Fonds UNHCR 49 Offices in Uganda
Fonds UNHCR 50 Office in Japan
Fonds UNHCR 51 Offices in the Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Fonds UNHCR 53 Office in Laos
Fonds UNHCR 54 Office in Pakistan
Fonds UNHCR 55 Offices in Cambodia
Fonds UNHCR 56 Office in Greece
Fonds UNHCR 57 Offices in Nepal
Fonds UNHCR 58 Offices in Burundi
Fonds UNHCR 59 Offices in Somalia
Fonds UNHCR 60 Offices in Cameroon
Fonds UNHCR 61 Offices in Ivory Coast
Fonds UNHCR 62 Offices in Albania
Fonds UNHCR 63 Offices in Thailand
Fonds UNHCR 65 Offices in Colombia
Fonds UNHCR 66 Offices in Ecuador
Fonds UNHCR 67 Offices in Algeria
Fonds UNHCR 67/1 Records of the Sub-Office in Tindouf
Fonds UNHCR 68 Office in Burkina Faso
Fonds UNHCR 69 Offices in Chad
Fonds UNHCR 70 Offices in Niger
Fonds UNHCR 71 Offices in Sierra Leone
Fonds UNHCR 72 Offices in Sudan
Fonds UNHCR 73 Offices in Swaziland
Fonds UNHCR 74 Offices in Togo
Fonds UNHCR 75 Office in New Zealand
Fonds UNHCR 76 Offices in Indonesia
Fonds UNHCR 77 Office in Russian Federation
Fonds UNHCR 78 Offices in Afghanistan
Fonds UNHCR 80 Offices in Iraq
Fonds UNHCR 81 Offices in Kyrgyzstan
Fonds UNHCR 82 Offices in Ukraine
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