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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February 2, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said 3,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan in the first half of January 2018.
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned that, after escaping conflict, more danger looms for around 100,000 Rohingyas, as months of deadly rains may bring flash floods and landslides, Sky News reported.
Beirut, Jan 20 (Petra) -- The United Nations refugee agency said Saturday it deeply regrets the death of ten Syrian refugees who were trying to cross the border into Lebanon during a severe snowstorm.
The United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, had said that at least 2,70,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from the violence-affected Myanmar's Northern Rakhine state and sought refuge in Bangladesh where the limited shelter capacity is already exhausted.
DHAKA -- The United Nations refugee agency said here Monday 73,000 Rohingya people have come to Bangladesh after violence killed hundreds of people in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state since late last month.
Summary: The United Nations refugee agency Wednesday stated that it had taken no role in the movement of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham militants and their families from Lebanese territories to Syria, as part of a cease-fire agreement with Hezbollah, according to a statement.
UNITED NATIONS -- Citing 'significant' returns of displaced persons to and within Syria, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday that while it will be scaling up its response to assist those coming back, it can neither promote nor facilitate returns given the security and humanitarian situation in the war-torn country.
The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR issued warnings earlier in June regarding the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
This mission examined the situation of more than 800 vulnerable Syrians as identified by the High Commissioner for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Minister McCallum then attended a private sector forum on migration and refugees, where he spoke of a newly formed joint initiative between Canada, the United Nations Refugee Agency and the Open Society Foundations, aimed at increasing the private sponsorship of refugees around the world.
The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR fears that more than 700 migrants could have died in three shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea last week.
ROME (TAP) - As many as 500 migrants are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean while attempting to reach Italy from Libya by boat last week, the United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday.
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