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 worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year has just occurred," said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.
In a cable of congratulations he sent to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the occasion of World Refugee Day, Minister Sharaf reiterated the keenness of the Supreme Political Council and the Salvation Government in the Republic of Yemen to abide by international humanitarian conventions and standards.
GENEVA, May 14 (KUNA) -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday it was racing time to transport refugees and immigrants from centers they were held in in Tripoli, Libya, to safer places.
This is according to the Protection and Return Monitoring Network, a project led by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
"Iraq is seeking to resolve the issue of displaced persons through voluntary repatriation, expressing Iraq's readiness to facilitate the work of UN organizations for reconstruction and stability in the areas affected by terrorism," Alaq said during a meeting with Ayman Gharaibeh, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Iraq.
'I commend Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government and the people of Pakistan for taking this important step in support of Afghan refugees - a forward-looking, generous gesture of solidarity of global significance, ' the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a press statement issued here on Tuesday.
"The Government of Japan has once again shown its generosity towards providing assistance to those affected by the Syrian conflict," said Stefano Severe, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Amman, adding that the grant will ensure timely assistance through the UNHCR to provide Syrian refugees with medical services.
ISLAMABAD -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced suspension of UNHCR-facilitated voluntary repatriation process for all registered Afghans holding valid proof of registration cards from December 1 for the next three months.
Moscow, SANA-Moscow called on UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to intensify efforts and help Syrian refugees return to their regions in Syria after liberating them from terrorism.
At the meeting, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi reviewed the situation of refugees around the world and the programs implemented by UNHCR to meet their needs in Myanmar, Syria, Yemen, South Sudan and other countries experiencing displacement.
On the occasion UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi shared that they are very thankful to Pakistan to host a large number of refugees since long time.
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