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 40-year-old man, who illegally entered the Ussuriysk area in the Russian Far East last September while working for an industry-related ministry of the North Korean government, recently conveyed his desire for defection to the Russian government and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the sources said.
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