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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SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):
With the transition in Afghanistan in 2014, the need for humanitarian assistance may very well increase," said the statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie (R) visits a refugee camp in the southern Turkish town of Altinozu in Hatay province June 17, 2011.
Sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie will offer a prize to the winner in each category.
In 1981, when Afghanistan was at center stage in the Cold War, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spent $109 million for refugees here.
In 1954 and 1931, it was given to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in 1961 to United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, in 1965 to UNICEF, and in 1988 to the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces.
It's a sign of the growing support of the human rights movement,'' said Farrell, a longtime activist who also serves as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Shortly after returning to her work as a corporate lawyer in Montreal, Canada, she received a phone call from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
THE United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees yesterday issued a plea for the plight of millions of destitute Afghans not to be forgotten in the rush towards military action.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates the number at 24 million people-- about half of them children.
A spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said 94 people from 15 families were on the flight from Kupang in West Timor.
Instead of an opening celebration, The Durst Organization continued the family tradition of helping refugees by making contributions to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (www.
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