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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PESHAWAR -- The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has appreciated the key role Pakistan has played for hosting and serving millions of Afghan refugees during the past many decades.
ADDIS ABABA -- The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday said it's facing a critical funding shortfall to meet the needs of refugees in Ethiopia.
The UN agencies include United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).C
PESHAWAR: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), City District Government Peshawar (CDGP) and Turkish City Gazianten would soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to declare Peshawar and Gaziaten as sister cities to commend the former for better hosting and hospitality of the Afghan refugees.
ThE (UN) United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says the 35,000 Nigerian who fled to had no choice 'if they want to stay alive'.
The country is being a permanent member of the Executive Committee of the Office of the United Nations High Commission for refugees, a member of the International Organization for Migration, a partner of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, participates in the implementation of international conventions in the field of human rights and other relevant programs, said Mederov.
United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has already commended Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital's charitable work and provided high-tech machines worth $6.2 million for its Peshawar unit to support free-of-cost treatment to cancer patients, including Afghan refugees.
Also in this context, he admired role of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for ensuring the refugees' safety before returning to their hometowns in South Sudan, urging concerned parties to abstain from attacking relief workers and condemning any obstacle hindering their tasks.
NNA - Hundreds of Syrian families on Tuesday kicked off their journey back to their motherland after having started to gather in front of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees headquarters in Tripoli's Rashid Krami street as of 4:30 a.m., NNA reporter said.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has suspended the voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
-- British Amb in Egypt (@FCOJohnCasson) July 11, 2018 Casson's tweet followed a reception held at his residence on Monday with United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to mark World Refugee Day which is being celebrated on June 20 every year.
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