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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Actress and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie made a second trip to the Syrian-Jordanian border to meet with Syrians living in the Za'atri refugee camp, the UNHCR (http://http://www.
The organization had not distributed materials in the north for several weeks after experiencing a "delay" in distribution, UNHCR officials said.
In his turn, the Foreign Ministry's Secretary General welcomed the UNHCR regional representative.
8226; Until our primary demand is implemented, we ask that UNHCR take immediate steps to ensure that the status determination procedures are efficient, fair, and transparent, and that UNHCR and its affiliated organizations are accountable to asylum-seekers
11) UNHCR has set forth recommended criteria states can use for evaluating whether fundamental change has occurred.
The contribution would enable UNHCR respond to the needs of new arrivals in eastern Sudan in particular through providing medical assistance to victims of human trafficking.
How is UNHCR building its relationships with the governments of Central Asia, which do not recognize these problems and do not solve refugee problems?
Since March 2002, UNHCR has facilitated the return of approximately 3.
17) The UNHCR is mandated to supervise the application of the Refugee Convention (article 35).
He noted that Kuwait has contributed USD 210 million in the past two years to the UNHCR operations to provide relief and humanitarian aid to Syrian internally and externally displaced people.
A total of one million and seventy six thousand refugees benefit from UNHCR relief with up to 52600 still awaiting to be registered, the report added.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming at the press briefing, on 15 April 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.