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 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Unhcr), in Greece, Invites Qualified Service Providers to Make a Firm Offer for the Establishment of Frame Agreement(S) for the Provision of Preventive Maintenance Services for Printers and Photocopiers in Rts Offices in Greece (Referred to Hereinafter as Services).
The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Unhcr) inCyprus has launched a short film produced by seven young refugees residing in Cyprus who wanted to share their lives with the wider public.
TAP) - Speakers at the opening session of the regional conference on " Good practices in refugees' protection and mixed migration flows' management," whose works kicked off Thursday at the initiative of the Arab Institute for Human Rights (IADH) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), laid emphasis on the need to establish a legal framework to ensure respect for the dignity of refugees in Tunisia, protect their rights and determine their duties towards the society.
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.
Several meetings were held with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to discuss the most-needed aid.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it was "deeply shocked and saddened at reports of the deaths and injuries of a number of internally displaced persons in an aerial attack" on the area.
The initiative costs $288,725 and is co-funded by QRCS and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Other than being the premier of his country, he has headed the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 2005 to 2015.
The federation will hold meetings with representatives of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), member states and regional and international non-governmental organisations on the sidelines of the council's session which will conclude on July 3, according to Secretary-General of the Federation, Eisa Rashid Al Arabi - UAE News Agency (WAM) reported.
Apartment Barcelona has also been working with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, donating 100 Euro a month to the Spanish branch of the charity, ACNUR, as well as providing sporadic donations for causes such as the earthquake appeal in Nepal.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
Following consultations with the Chairs of the regional groups of Member States, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Grandi as the new High Commissioner for Refugees, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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