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 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
Following consultations with the Chairs of the regional groups of Member States, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Grandi as the new High Commissioner for Refugees, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is providing aid at more than 40 sites in Greece, including the main destination Lesbos.
The aid will be granted through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and will include medical supplies and food.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has been coordinating aid for the forcibly displaced for over 60 years.
The talks also covered the situation in Somalia, which, according to Kay, has largely improved in terms of security, economy, healthcare, education and new jobs, thanks to the close co-operation between Somali authorities, the Qatari government and different UN agencies such as the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Children's Fund.
6 million people have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, many without food or shelter as winter starts, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday.
The inspecting visit comes upon invitations from the MENA regional office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, KUNA reported.
The document's provisions were considered at a meeting of Interior Minister Ramazon Rakhimzoda with Representative of the Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tajikistan Kevin Allen on June 7.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) GCC Deputy Regional Representative Nabil Othman said his organisation often came in to contact with young girls who were being married off as early as 13, while others were forced to work instead of going to school.
Coordinator in Sudan, Ali Al-Za'tari, and the Representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan, Angela Li Rosi, have welcomed the commitment of the Government of Sudan to provide international protection and humanitarian assistance to South Sudanese who have fled the conflict in South Sudan and the announcement by the Government of Sudan that they will be granted "special privileges".
The office of the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, Antonio Guterres, raised concerns that the immigration bill will damage communities.
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