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Dec 19, 2013, 11:18 ET

Canadian Government Contribution to the UN Refugee Agency surpasses all time high

OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's annual contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) so far this year, amounts...

Jul 19, 2013, 15:01 ET

UNHCR welcomes the Supreme Court judgment in Ezokola

OTTAWA, July 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomes the judgment issued today by the Supreme Court...

May 14, 2013, 11:41 ET

More emergency funds needed for the Syria refugee crisis

OTTAWA, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is raising the alarm over the continuous massive exodus...

Mar 29, 2012, 17:24 ET

UNHCR commends efforts to rescue and bring ashore passengers aboard SV Tabasco 2

OTTAWA, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) commends the efforts early this week to find,...

Jun 18, 2009, 10:10 ET

UN Refugee Agency Receives $1 Million from Jolie-Pitt Foundation for Displaced Families in Pakistan

UNHCR on Wednesday received a $1 million donation from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation for its operations to assist millions of people displaced by...

Nov 26, 2001, 00:00 ET

USA for UNHCR Releases Angelina Jolie's 'Pakistan Journal'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Association for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (USA for UNHCR), a charity based...

Oct 12, 2001, 01:00 ET

USA for UNHCR releases Angelina Jolie's 'Cambodia Journal'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Association for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (USA for UNHCR), a charity based...

Oct 04, 2001, 01:00 ET

USA for UNHCR Praises Bush Administration's Commitment Of Humanitarian Aid for Afghan Refugees

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Association for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (USA for UNHCR), a charity based...

Oct 01, 2001, 01:00 ET

Appeal For Afghan Refugees

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Association for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (USA for UNHCR), a charity based in...

Sep 27, 2001, 01:00 ET

Angelina Jolie Responds to UNHCR Emergency Appeal

GENEVA, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie today became the first individual donor to respond to the refugee...