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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16 (ANI): The Balochistan Liberation United Front (BLUF), which claimed the responsibility of kidnapping the head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), John Solecki, has extended the deadline it had set for the authorities to meet its demands.
United Nations High Commission for Refugees spokeswoman Ms Lyndall Sachs said 20,000 refugees had left Kosovo in the past two days, with between 6,000 to 7,000 crossing the border yesterday.
ISLAMABAD -- Over 333,816 registered Afghan refugees have been repatriated to Afghanistan through Voluntarily Repatriation Centers (VRC) of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) from January 1 to October 31, 2016.
According to United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the number of Afghanis living in Pakistan for 36 years is more than 15 lacs and they are still unable to go back to their home country, reported a private news channel.
But the plans could still be subject to change, said the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
ISLAMABAD -- The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has repatriated more than 300,000 Afghan refugees to their homeland from Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD -- United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is shutting down its Voluntary Repatriation Centres (VRCs) in Chamkani and Baleli in wake of Eid ul Fitar celebrations.
The Irish have offered to take as many as 1,000 refugees from the Balkan conflict but that figure could be increased in response to any request from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
ISLAMABAD -- The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has repatriated some 114,339 registered Afghan refugees from Pakistan to Afghanistan under its facilitated voluntary repatriation programme.
This he said while addressing a seminar as a chief guest organized by non-governmental organization (NGO) "SACH" with the support of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in commemoration of the World Refugee Day.
If the United Nations High Commission for Refugees asked Britain to accept some refugees, those arriving on mercy flights would be treated the same way as the 4,000 Bosnian refugees who came to Britain and given temporary leave to remain.
ISLAMABAD -- Over 76,300 registered Afghans have returned to Afghanistan this year from January 1 to August 27 through the Voluntary Repatriation Centers of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
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