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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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In a press release extended to Sudan Tribune Wednesday, the Swiss ambassador in Khartoum, Martin Strub, said his country allocated $2 million for the use of UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and $1 million for the use of World Food Programme (WFP).
The UN High Commission for Refugees estimated 400,000 refugees would cross the Mediterranean this year - a figure which has already been eclipsed - plus another 450,000 next year.
The UN High Commission for Refugees released an online statement on Saturday, in which it stated that "more than 300,000 people have risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean", of whom more than 2,600 did not survive the journey.
The recent clashes between the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Kurdish fighters of People's Protection Units (YPG) in Tel Abyad caused the displacement of about 23,000 people, who have fled the fighting to seek safety in Turkey over the past two weeks, according to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
Amman, June 18 (Petra)--The number of refugees in the world reached almost 60 million in 2014, where more than half of them were children, according to the annual report of the UN High Commission for Refugees.
Participating groups or organisations include the European Union, UNESCO, and the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
Launched alongside the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the appeal, succeeded in raising $45 million, enabling a smaller ration cut in December and resumed supply of full rations on 1 January.
23 per cent of UK the population, the UN High Commission for Refugees said.
Marie-Helene Verney, spokeswoman for the UN High Commission for Refugees, told Pajhwok Afghan News in Kabul that though all refugees from Waziristan had not been delivered aid, but serious work was underway in this regard.
Additional flights with C130s are expected to resume from Dubai later this week, as the IHC continues to coordinate with its member organisations: The UN World Food Programme (WFP), UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD), UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).
In process of regulating the entry and exit of Syrian nationals into Lebanese territories, all displaced Syrians registered with the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) are to refrain from entering into Syria as of 1/6/2014, under penalty of losing their status as refugees in Lebanon," the statement stressed.
The UN High Commission for Refugees on Wednesday called for the immediate resolution of the problems concerning migrants and asylum seekers, highlighted in a damning report by Amnesty International.
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