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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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During a press briefing held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic, said, "As of Wednesday, more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been registered in a joint registration exercise by the Bangladesh authorities and UNHCR."
Canhandula said there were some local governments in the North- West, including Borno and Adamawa states where UNHCR could not have access, disclosing that he later learnt he was the first UN officer to visit Mubi South, North, Madagali and Michiga in Adamawa State.
The UNHCR representative agreed to work for the rehabilitation of street children in the city if they were given an NOC to start the work.
He urged the UNHCR to enumerate them so that necessary measures in terms of water, food and other resources could be made accordingly.According to a UNHCR report, Pakistan is home to at least 1.
He informed that those refugees, who are cardholders and facing harassment,extortion or ill treatment should contact UNHCR for immediate assistance.
Highlighting the importance of this collaboration, Mina Dowlatchahi said, 'FAO looks forward to working with UNHCR for contributing to efforts aimed at improving food security and nutrition and stimulating income generation for the refugees and their families.
Highlighting the importance of this collaboration, MsMinagraveDowlatchahi said: "FAO looks forward to working with UNHCR for contributing to efforts aimed at improving food security and nutrition and stimulating income generation for the refugees and their families.
The UNHCR in Egypt received 50,228 refugees in 2017 and settled 1,932 of them, and also provided education grants to 37,000 students.
BEIRUT: Lebanon Tuesday gave the UNHCR a fortnight to respond to a request to develop a strategy to facilitate the return of Syrian refugees to safe zones in their homeland.
The UAE has donated $2 million to assist UNHCR activities, especially for the nutritional needs of the Rohingyas.
Amman, April 25 (Petra)- The Government of Japan announced the provision of a new emergency assistance package to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) totaling $ 2 million for the continuation of emergency humanitarian assistance in Jordan as the Syrian crisis enters its eighth year .
Representatives of the Service for Foreigners' Affairs and Representatives of UNHCR in Bosnia and Herzegovina at today's meeting exchanged information on an increased number of asylum seekers in Bosnia and Herzegovina and assessed the need for strengthening the capacity of the Service for Task Implementation within its jurisdiction.