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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Summary: Tripoli [Libya], Aug 27 (ANI): At least 40 people are feared dead after another boat capsized off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).
Representatives from the United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, were also present, according to the NNA.
July 2, 2019 (GENEVA) - South Sudan remains Africa's biggest refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Monday.
In a report on the refugee situation in the centre that opened following the decision by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to close the Choucha Camp in June 2013, the FTDES stressed that the health and hygiene conditions in the centre are deplorable, saying the lack of privacy exposes women to sexual assault.
Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim meets with UN refugee agency's protection chief Volker Turk and The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron GENEVA, Feb 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Parliament Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim met with the United Nations refugee agency's protection chief Volker Turk and The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron, in Geneva Saturday.
Through the document, Israel called on the European countries to amend what it called a "historical mistake" of granting UNRWA a mandate related to Palestinian refugees and their attachment to the United Nations refugee agency.
More than 3,800 migrants have crossed the Moroccan border into the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla so far this year, according to the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) coordinated on the initiatives in the Palestinian Territories, and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in the rest of the region.
ISLAMABAD -- The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and GIZ (German Development Cooperation) has marked World Refugee Day and expressed solidarity with 68.5 million people who had been displaced across the world at the end of 2017.
The United Nations refugee agency announced that the Rohingya are the biggest minority among an estimated 10 million people who are stateless.
The event is supported by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the World Bank, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the US Department of State and other nonprofit organizations.
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