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New UN Refugee Chief Faces Huge Global Challenges

The new U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, urges governments not to succumb to the growing dangers of xenophobia, but to offer protection to people fleeing war and persecution as set down in the 1951 Refugee Convention.  The new refugee chief assumes his post at a time of unprecedented global displacement. Filippo Grandi, a 58-year-old Italian national, is no newcomer to the agency he now leads.  He worked for the UNHCR for many years before leaving 12 years...

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