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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Australia said it would consider resettling her if the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) deemed her a refugee.
28 (Petra) -- U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie on Sunday said the international organization is grateful for Jordan's humanitarian role and efforts towards the Syrian refugees and demanded the international community to extend additional assistance to the refugee community as well as host communities.
25 in Myanmar's Rakhine state, AP quoted U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Vivian Tan as saying.
As of November, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees calculated there were nearly 1.1 million registered refugees living in Lebanon--but not all refugees are registered with the U.N.
The number of refugees at Syria's remote northeastern border with Jordan has jumped to 12,000 from 4,000 in recent weeks, the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.
Summary: The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees denied reports that it was seeking to naturalize Syrian refugees Wednesday.
However, Foreign Ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal has announced that the arrival date of the Hollywood celebrity and goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees still remains uncertain, reports wsj.com.
U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres is in Beijing for talks with senior government officials that will cover the status of North Korean migrants in China, a UNHCR spokesman said Monday.
Ogata, the former U.N. high commissioner for refugees, is now the government's representative for assistance to the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
A team fro m the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is investigating conditions in Nepal's Jhapa refugee camps after findings last year that aid workers sexually abused camp residents.
The allegations are contained in a confidential report by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Save the Children UK and refer to sexual violence and exploitation of refugee children in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Refugees complete two to three interviews in refugee camps with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, the Department of State, and an immigration official, before undergoing a security check in Washington.