United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR )


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About United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is a United Nations agency mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland and is a member of the United Nations Development Group.

UNHCR press release, blog etc

10/01/2018 - 10:16 South Sudan signs the 1951 Refugee Convention
10/01/2018 - 07:55 South Sudanese surgeon honoured at 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony
09/30/2018 - 07:54 UNHCR warns over Mediterranean rescue capacity
09/28/2018 - 23:00 UNHCR welcomes Spain and Haiti move to counter statelessness
09/24/2018 - 22:40 South Sudanese surgeon wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award
09/19/2018 - 10:29 Joint statement by UNHCR and IOM on the appointment of Mr. Eduardo Stein, as a Joint Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the region
09/17/2018 - 12:37 UNHCR Calls on South Sudan parties to deliver a lasting peace
09/11/2018 - 00:47 UNHCR notes Ukraine Supreme Court ruling on pension rights for internally displaced
09/08/2018 - 19:30 UNHCR dismayed as traffickers, smugglers impersonate staff in Libya amid clashes in Tripoli
09/03/2018 - 18:45 Refugee representatives set to meet South Sudan peace talk parties
09/02/2018 - 18:29 Mediterranean crossings deadlier than ever, new UNHCR report shows
08/30/2018 - 17:49 UNHCR moves detained refugees out of harms way in volatile Libyan capital
08/29/2018 - 18:35 Millions of refugee children going without schooling, UNHCR report shows
08/26/2018 - 13:52 UNHCR relieved at disembarkation of rescued persons from Diciotti
08/24/2018 - 23:52 UNHCR calls on Europe to stand by humanitarian principles, receive rescued Diciotti passengers
08/24/2018 - 00:05 Burundian refugee returns must be voluntary and sustainable
08/23/2018 - 00:46 UNHCR and IOM chiefs call for more support as the outflow of Venezuelans rises across the region
08/18/2018 - 03:45 Statement of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the death of the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan