United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Also called UNHCR. An organization created by the United Nations in 1950 and charged with providing assistance to and protection of persons displaced by a government as the result of a war, persecution or another reason. It helps them return to their homes or to settle in another country.
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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees responded to our call to extend this support," Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski commented.
Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister hailed the stance of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees at the Security Council recently which warned against intervention in the Syrian internal affairs and the imposition of buffer or no-fly zones.
Meanwhile, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have planned to implement a new solutions strategy, aimed at supporting repatriation of 1.
For so many lives to have been thrown into turmoil over so short a space of time means enormous personal cost for all who were affected," said UN's High Commissioner for Refugees AntEnio Guterres.
ANKARA, October 26, 20211 (TUR) -- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) decided on Wednesday to send thousands of tents and blankets to the quake-hit eastern Turkish province of Van.
6 million in Europe, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said in an annual report.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and European Union (EU) averred here on Saturday their intents to increase their aid for refugees and development in Yemen.
Summary: Laayoune - Ten Sahrawi families benefited, on Friday, from a new family visit exchange operation, conducted under the auspices of the High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR).
High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres is in Beijing for talks with senior government officials that will cover the status of North Korean migrants in China, a UNHCR spokesman said Monday.
GENEVA -- Internal politics affects the work of international humanitarian agencies, as was demonstrated when the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was expelled from Indonesia at the end of March.
1 million people having fled by the end of 2003, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees report 2003 Global Refugee Trends.
SADAKO OGATA, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, spoke of the need for a 'seamless harmony' between 'humanitarian action' and 'development assistance'.