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    abbreviation for the 'United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees'. It is also known as the United Nations Refugee Agency and its aim is to protect and support refugees

    In more than six decades, UNHCR has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives.

    Submitted by Lag from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 08/05/2013


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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