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.
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.
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.
The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that Greece urgently needs help to cope with 1,000 migrants arriving each day and called on the European Union (EU) to step in before the humanitarian situation deteriorates further.
The United Nations refugee agency Saturday welcomed proposals by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to set- up a task force and trust fund to respond to the irregular movement of refugees and migrants in the region.
According to data released by the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday, more than 23,000 refugees fleeing fighting in northern Syria have crossed into Turkey.
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.
The United Nations refugee agency, which is hosting the conference, estimates that among the 3.
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