United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR )


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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

05/17/2018 - 13:30 UNHCR suspends resettlement programme from Sudan as fraud probe gathers steam
05/11/2018 - 10:02 British Royals visit refugee accommodation project on Crete
05/11/2018 - 05:57 British Royals visit UNHCR accommodation project for refugees on Crete
05/10/2018 - 04:13 UNHCR resumes life-saving refugee evacuations from Libya
05/09/2018 - 04:43 UNHCR calls on Austrian Government to keep refugee protection at centre of asylum law amendments
05/08/2018 - 01:00 Myanmar refugees return home from Thailand with UNHCR support
05/01/2018 - 05:24 UNHCR thanks Indonesia and Malaysia for rescue and disembarkation of Rohingya refugees, calls on countries in the region to comply with maritime search and rescue obligations
04/24/2018 - 02:47 UNHCR and OECD launch action plan to boost refugee employment
04/23/2018 - 05:00 UNHCR regret at deportations of Venezuelans from Trinidad and Tobago
04/20/2018 - 03:57 UNHCR alarmed by continuing forced returns of Nigerians by Cameroon
04/18/2018 - 03:03 States, UN, partners in new joint push to help people displaced in their own countries
04/13/2018 - 00:36 Bangladesh and UNHCR agree on voluntary returns framework for when refugees decide conditions are right
04/11/2018 - 00:13 UNHCR Desperate Journeys report provides snapshot of changing refugee movements to Europe
04/04/2018 - 07:28 UNHCR launches #WithRefugees solidarity tour
04/02/2018 - 09:16 UNHCR and Israel sign agreement to find solutions for Eritreans and Sudanese
03/28/2018 - 08:06 Education Above All and UNHCR high-level forum in Geneva shines light on barriers in delivering quality education amid highest levels of displacement on record
03/27/2018 - 05:56 European Qualifications Passport for Refugees: integration through education and employment
03/27/2018 - 02:47 UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner calls for improved access to pensions for the internally displaced and other rights