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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Sami Hadadeen during a press conference KUWAIT, July 14 (KUNA) -- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kuwait will start a new fund-raising campaign for refugee and displaced children between July 20 and Aug.
He served as Director for the Middle East and North Africa in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva (2010-2013); UNHCR Regional Representative to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2009?2010); UNHCR Representative in the United Republic of Tanzania (2006?2009); Deputy Reconstruction and Humanitarian Coordinator, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) (2005?2006); UNHCR Chief of Mission in Iraq (2003-2005); and Chef de Cabinet at UNHCR headquarters (2001-2002).
(TAP) - Representatives of the World Health Organisation, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Regional Health Directorate visited, Wednesday, the border delegations of Dhehiba and Remada (Tataouine) to inspect the logistical and human resources available in the health disctricts, in anticipation of a possible mass flow of Libyan refugees fleeing the war in their country.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said in a statement that the quick actions over the past week of Thai authorities in providing temporary refuge and facilitating refugee status, and of the Canadian government in offering the teenager emergency resettlement, were key to the successful resolution of this case.
In Qamishli city, the Syrian Social Development Association and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) held an activity titled "I Am Capable" that featured various handicrafts by children and youths with disabilities along with artistic performances, in addition to screening a documentary about persons with disability from the city who overcame their disabilities.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed deep concern about the recent wave of violence in Hudaydah and its impact on the civilian population as well as on humanitarian aid operations.
The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Cyprus has arranged for the screening of 'Human Flow' a documentary by renowned artist AiWeiwei, on refugees.
He added that, in 2017, Qatar Fund For Development provided $26.8 million in financial support to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the Fund was ranked 19 among UNHCR's largest donors.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) works in Egypt with the Egyptian government, represented by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, to raise awareness of refugee problems and highlight Egypt as a host country for thousands of refugees and asylum seekers to help the Egyptian government absorb and support the growing numbers.
NNA - Caretaker National Defense Minister, Yaacoub Sarraf, on Wednesday denounced what he described as lack of transparency in the work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The LuQuLuQu Tribe is a social movement that was created in November 2017 by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to transform public perceptions of the African refugee.
He also thanked the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for organizing the event, which will contribute to alleviate the suffering of the Rohingya refugees The head of the delegation commended the great humanitarian role played by the sisterly Republic of Bangladesh for receiving over 580,000 refugees from Rohingya, in one of the largest movements of asylum-seeking, in the world, since 25 August 2017.
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