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19 Oct 2019
The number of migrants and refugees arriving on the Greek islands has risen by more than 50 percent this year, according to statistics released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday.
31 Aug 2019
Actress and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie sent off her son Maddox to university in South Korea on Wednesday.
10 May 2017
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, on Wednesday, commended the Nigerian government over the rescue of the 82 adopted Chibok schoolgirls.

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