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 number of refugees at Syria's remote northeastern border with Jordan has jumped to 12,000 from 4,000 in recent weeks, the office of the U.
This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation," said U.
Angelique Namaika, a member of the Augustine Sisters of Dungu and Doruma in the Congo, is the winner of the Nansen Refugee Award, bestowed annually by the U.
He told Petra that about 103,100 refugees currently live in the Ztari Refugee Camp, noting that only 240,085 refugees are registered with the U.
However, Foreign Ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal has announced that the arrival date of the Hollywood celebrity and goodwill ambassador for the U.
Some 1,000 Christian families, roughly 6,000 people, have arrived in the northern Kurdish areas from Baghdad, Mosul and Nineveh, the U.
The issue should be dealt with by China, Spain and the Office of the U.
About 780,000 ethnic Albanians have fled Kosovo since NATO began its bombing campaign in March to stop Serb persecution and some 433,300 of them have settled in Albania, according to the U.
And some people, especially those pesky feminists and the U.
ROME (TAP) - At least 300 migrants are feared dead after boats sink in Mediterranean, U.