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2019 edition of World Refugee Day (WRD)

The World Refugee Day (WRD) is observed every year on 20th of June to celebrate the stories and contributions of refugees. The 2019 theme is “#Step with Refugees – Take a Step on World Refugee Day”. According to the latest annual study released by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 70.8 ..

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Antonio Vitorino elected as new Director General (DG) of International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Antonio Vitorino, a lawyer and politician from Portugal, has been elected Director General of International Organization for Migration (IOM). He will succeed William Lacy Swing on 1st October 2018. IOM is the UN Migration Agency and is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration with over 10,000 staff serving in over 400 offices ..

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UNHCR to get 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award Award for social justice

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been named as the recipient of the Harmony Foundation’s 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice as an acknowledgement of its exceptional work worldwide. The award will be presented to the UNHCR on December 10, 2017. The UNHCR provides humanitarian aid to innumerable people internally ..

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Record Aid Appeal of $22.7 billion by UN for 2017

In a record appeal, the UN has expressed need for $22.7 billion to cover humanitarian projects of relief which will cover 93 million people across 33 countries. The appeal has shown the state of humanitarian crisis prevalent in the world. The massive need has not been seen ever since World War II and has been ..

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