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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New Delhi [India], Dec 12 ( ANI ): Angelina Jolie, the Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), was among the first to take up the cause of fighting for the rights of refugees and displaced people.
This is a desperate call for solidarity and humanity," said Falker Turk, Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, to bring extremely vulnerable refugees from Libya as soon as possible.
BEIRUT: Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk listed the benefits of registering Syrian births in Lebanon during a meeting with a delegation from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Thursday.
6 million registered Afghan refugees - the largest refugee population globally, a report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.
Dubai: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) named Juma Al Majid, chairman of the Dubai Economic Council and founder of Juma Al Majid Group, 'UNHCR Humanitarian Champion', in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and charitable activities over five decades.
On his first trip as High Commissioner for Refugees, Grandi met a Syrian Bedouin family, a couple with six children.
Amman, Safar 04, 1437, November 16, 2015, SPA -- The Media and Public Liaison Official at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nasruddin Tawaybiyeh has commended the assistance being provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in implementation of directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and inside Syria.
We have yet to see the full contents of the bulletin issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Ambassador provided Princess Badea Teaching Hospital for Obstetric & Gynecology, and Princess Rahma Hospital for children with medical equipment and devices, donated by the United States, through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Angelina jolie, a longtime goodwill ambassador and advocate for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, visited a Kurdish refugee camp in northern Iraq yesterday where tens of thousands of people now reside after they were forced from their homes.
Bernard Doyle, new Regional Representative and Regional Coordinator of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for Central Asia.
This came in his address to the meeting assigned for discussion of the joint strategy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration, in the presence of Maj.