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.
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 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has been coordinating aid for the forcibly displaced for over 60 years.
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 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.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged Bulgarian authorities to cope with the rising wave of xenophobia against asylum seekers.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the State Registration Service held the third high-level meeting on prevention and reduction of statelessness in Kyrgyzstan on December 13, the State Registration Service said.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) continues to conduct monitoring visits to Tawergha IDP sites across Libya, and says it is concerned about possible evictions from sites where IDPs are currently residing as foreign companies return to Libya and reclaim their properties.
Sanaa, Safar 29, 1433, January 23, 2012, SPA -- Yemeni Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Muthana Hassan, who also President of National Committee for Refugees, met here today with Resident Representative of The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Yemen Tafed Hassan.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is seeking to find a solution to refugees in the Shusha and Ras Jedir camps because of precarious security situation prevailing in their countries of origin.