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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At least 40 Europe-bound migrants were missing and feared drowned after the boat they were travelling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the coast guard and the UN refugee agency said.
https://t.co/JJjOZyfl1s- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) August 23, 2019
UP TO 150 Europe-bound migrants were missing and feared drowned after the boats they were travelling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the coastguard and the UN refugee agency said.
UNITED NATIONS: The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is "deeply concerned" about the new rule barring from asylum the majority of people crossing the southern U.S.
"Today marks the 8th anniversary of South Sudan's independence, but our colleagues at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) say that, since then, the country has tragically seen more war than peace and appeals to its leaders to speed up efforts to end what has become Africa's largest displacement crisis," Fahan Haq, the deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary-General said Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has welcomed the Pakistan cabinet's decision to extend the Proof of Registration (PoR) cards to some 1.4 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan until 30 June 2020.
Summary: Ghat [Libya], Jun 8 (ANI): At least four people have lost their lives while 2,500 people have been forced to flee their homes due to severe flooding caused by heavy rainfalls here, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) revealed in a statement on Friday.
KUWAIT, May 1 (KUNA) -- The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday invited people from all walks of life to join a campaign aiming to show solidarity with people who were forced to flee violence and persecution in their home countries.
I S L A M A B A D -- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA - based in Sharjah, UAE) will sign a partnership - announcing the latest collaboration between UNHCR and NAMA to support Afghan refugees and Pakistani artisans.
PESHAWAR -- The UNHCR, UN Refugee Agency and UN Women will jointly organise a painting and handicraft exhibition here on Tuesday, said Nariman Bisma
The UN refugee agency said the estimated 35,000 Nigerians had fled the north-eastern border into Cameroon in the last two weeks of January.
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