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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A statement by his office said that al-Jubouri met today with representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR Bruno Guido, and discussed with him, the UN's efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the displaced families and provide humanitarian support through the provision of all necessary supplies to alleviate their suffering.
"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.
Summary: Geneva - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed, on Monday, "disappointment" following the prevention by the polisario of 20 Moroccan beneficiaries of the family-visit flights programme from disembarking at the Tindouf airport.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported that in 2006, refugee numbers rose for the first time since 2002.
GENEVA -- Internal politics affects the work of international humanitarian agencies, as was demonstrated when the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was expelled from Indonesia at the end of March.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, up to 500 people are displaced in Colombia daily, creating a situation so grave that only Sudan and the Congo are blighted by worse humanitarian crises.
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.
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.
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