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 population includes elderly people, others who are sick or wounded, children, women and others who are vulnerable and need help," the United Nations refugee agency spokeswoman, Melissa Fleming said.
Meanwhile, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR reckoned that more people might make the decision to travel to Europe.
The event was organized by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) here.
The United Nations refugee agency and its partners are scaling up aid efforts after devastating floods widely damaged Sahrawi refugee camps in southwest Algeria, working to provide food and relief supplies, while urgently appealing for emergency funds to fill the 80 per cent gap in order to reach the most vulnerable.
In Europe's worst migration crisis since World War Two, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, expects at least 850,000 people to head to the continent this year, many of them fleeing Syria's four-year civil war.
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said the immunization campaign is being provided in all South Sudanese refugee camps in Gambela, a region located within the Ethiopia-South Sudan border.
BUDAPEST, Dhu-AlQa'dah 24, 1436, Sep 8, 2015, SPA -- The United Nations refugee agency urged Hungary on Tuesday to improve conditions for the thousands of refugees and migrants arriving in the country each day and offered assistance in coping with the flood of people, Reuters reported.
The United Nations refugee agency yesterday revealed up to 200 people were missing and feared dead after the Libyan coastguard carried out rescue operations for two boats carrying an estimated 500 migrants.
ISLAMABAD -- United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has repatriated more than 49,547 registered Afghan refugees from Pakistan to Afghanistan in 2015, said an official of UNHCR.
Hasaka, SANA -- More than 51,000 non-food items provided by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have arrived in the northeastern Hasaka province through Nusaybin border crossing to be distributed to displaced families and others in need.
Geneva, May 20 (BNA): The United Nations refugee agency on Wednesday welcomed a promise by Malaysia and Indonesia to offer temporary shelter to 7,000 migrants adrift at sea and called for them to be brought to shore immediately, according to Reuters.
NNA - The United Nations refugee agency has confirmed 800 migrants died in a shipwreck off Libya on Sunday after speaking to survivors of the disaster.
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