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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UN High Commissioner for Refugees conducts two-day training on assembling of pre-fabricated houses for ministry employees, said ministry.
'I commend Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government and the people of Pakistan for taking this important step in support of Afghan refugees - a forward-looking, generous gesture of solidarity of global significance, ' UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement.
She had requested for a meeting with representatives of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in order to seek asylum as she was fleeing her abusive family.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has decided to suspend the repatriation process of Afghan refugees in Pakistan for around four months due to cold weather.
Geneva, Muharram 21, 1440, October 01, 2018, SPA -- A delegation from the Riyadh-based King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) participated here today in the 69th meeting of the Executive Board of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which was held today at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva.
PESHAWAR -- Highly acclaimed Pakistani iconic star Mahira Khan who also happens to be the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador said on Saturday that the majority of Afghan refugees in Pakistan are children and she was personally interested to help them for their bright future.
ISLAMABAD -- Chief of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi will arrive here on Thursday on a three-day visit.
Representative of UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Azerbaijan Guido Ambroso and Protection Officer Oktavian Mohorea met with internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Lachin region, settled in Takhtakorpu area of Agjabadi region and in Barda region on August 27.
Summary: The Foreign Ministry Tuesday said it "disagrees" with comments made by the High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, who said it was too early for refugees to return to Syria.
Peshawar -- A memorandum of Understanding is to be signed betweenUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital Peshawar at 11 am on Wednesday, 4th April, 2018.
26 (BNA): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) organised a training course at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 25th and 26th of October 2017 on "Refugee Protection in International Law", in the presence of experts and specialists from the Commission with the participation of governmental bodies and institutes in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
ISLAMABAD -- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has lauded Pakistan for hosting millions Afghan refugees and providing them basic necessities of life for decades.