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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Besides, they lecture us, it is our legal obligation under the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees (and the follow-up 1967 UN Protocol on Refugees) to "cooperate" with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and to accept the refugees assigned us by the UNHCR.
We are committing an additional $1 million towards either the United Nations High Commission for Refugees response, or on-island support for refugees.
4 million to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to assist it with its work in the Sudan.
My ministry has worked with the international community, especially UNICEF and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, as well as international donors like the EU, the UK, and the World Bank, to develop the strategy we call Reaching All Children With Education (RACE).
Damascus, SANA -- The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) mission in Syria organized Saturday a symposium under the title of "Get Acquainted to the Refugee" on occasion of "World Refugee Day".
Last November, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) launched a 10-year drive to end "the scourge of statelessness.
Immigrant support group KISA on Tuesday called on the Cyprus government, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and civil society organisations to turn their attention to the plight of Kurds from Syria, after they have been camped outside the interior ministry more than a month.
The training was jointly launched by AHAN (Aik Hunar Aik Nagar), a non-profit company working under Ministry of Industries & Production, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) & Commissioner Afghan Refugees Peshawar (CAR) and Refugee Affected Hosting Areas (RAHA).
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.
New Delhi, June 12 ( ANI ): Bosco Delhi, in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), is providing comprehensive support in education and skill training programmes, language and vocational training, health services and psychosocial support to refugees from Afghanistan, Nepal, Myanmar and African countries.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) announced earlier this month that the number of the refugees who fled Syria and registered in Lebanon has surpassed one million.
Last week, Lebanon passed a sad and significant milestone when a 19-year-old man crossed the border from Syria and sought refuge with United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) officials in Tripoli.
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