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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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mikheil Janelidze met with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Philippe Grant.
RIYADH, Jan 29 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's Development Fund signed an agreement with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Monday to provide USD 3.
The team has also held a meeting with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, who thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Center, for its urgent humanitarian response to the relief of Rohingya refugees.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Vivian Tan said some 73,000 people have crossed the border since violence erupted on August 25.
Guterres, aged 67, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015.
The 15-member Council held a formal vote here to elect Guterres, 67, a day after it said the former UN High Commissioner for refugees had emerged as the "clear favourite" to succeed Ban Ki-moon, 72, as the 9th Secretary General.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees said that Afghan refugees living in Pakistan are being provided every possible facilities while returning their homeland, reported a private news channel.
Talking to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in Islamabad on Wednesday, he urged the international community to work with Pakistan to achieve the objective.
Talking to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, in Islamabad on Wednesday, Hussain urged the international community to work with Pakistan to achieve the objective.
5 (BNA): The new UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said "UNHCR is navigating extraordinarily difficult waters.
We are witnessing a paradigm change, an unchecked slide into an era in which the scale of global forced displacement as well as the response required is now clearly dwarfing anything seen before," said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres.
Goldman Sachs Gives has partnered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to offer GBP2m of funds to aid migrant refugees in Europe.
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