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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In Zahleh, she visited the Office of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and a UNHCR registration/counselling center.
The UN High Commission for Refugees has rightly urged Myanmar to address the underlying causes of the crisis, noting that refugees should only return when they feel it is safe to go back.
He said that Italy and Sudan are maintaining full coordination in solution of the common issues, such as the issues of refugees and human trafficking, adding that the cooperation between the two countries in this respect comes through the international organizations operating in Sudan, including the UN High Commission for Refugees and other organizations.
The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has estimated at 435,000 Libya's population of internally displaced.
Only when the Mexican Commission for Refugee Aid and the UN High Commission for Refugees granted them refugee status were they given food assistance, a parcel of land for a house and work permits.
Turnbull said the resettlement programme will be administered with the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
Head of WFP office in Qamishli Afraa Nouh told SANA reporter that the aid includes 4695 blankets, 60 cartoons of kids' supplies, a number of tents for the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), 500 pieces of cleaning materials and 2060 water storage containers for the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
GENEVA - The UN High Commission for Refugees says the number of South Sudanese refugees topped one million.
In a press release extended to Sudan Tribune Wednesday, the Swiss ambassador in Khartoum, Martin Strub, said his country allocated $2 million for the use of UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and $1 million for the use of World Food Programme (WFP).
The UN High Commission for Refugees estimated 400,000 refugees would cross the Mediterranean this year - a figure which has already been eclipsed - plus another 450,000 next year.
The UN High Commission for Refugees released an online statement on Saturday, in which it stated that "more than 300,000 people have risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean", of whom more than 2,600 did not survive the journey.
Amman, June 18 (Petra)--The number of refugees in the world reached almost 60 million in 2014, where more than half of them were children, according to the annual report of the UN High Commission for Refugees.
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