International Refugee Organization.

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The International Refugee Organisation (IRO) was a non-permanent specialised agency of the United Nations. It came into being on 20 Aug 1948. Its functions were previously carried out by a Preparatory Commission (PCIRO), which assumed on 1 Jul 1947 functions formerly exercised by its predecessor organisations: The League of Nations; the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees; the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and the allied armies.

The IRO was concerned principally with the repatriation and resettlement of refugees. It also provided for the care and maintenance of refugees in Displaced Persons camps. The objective was to offer sufficient maintenance and care to prevent serious physical and psychological deterioration. In addition it gave legal and political protection, a function normally performed by consulates on behalf of their governments.

From the guide to the International Refugee Organisation, Bad Kissingen: Reports, 1948-1949, (Wiener Library)

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associatedWith American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Blanchard, Francis, person
associatedWith Briks, Mordechai, 1916- person
associatedWith Brownlee, Aleta. person
associatedWith Brownlee, Aleta. person
associatedWith Committee on the Cause and Cure of War corporateBody
associatedWith Committee on the Cause and Cure of War. corporateBody
associatedWith Dundurs, Erik A., 1922-1984. person
associatedWith Ginzburg, Mejer. person
associatedWith Holborn, Louise W. (Louise Wilhelmine), 1898- person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith International Refugee Organization. Washington, D.C., Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Kalmyk Resettlement Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Makowski, Mieczyslaw Paul. person
associatedWith Marks, Edward B. person
associatedWith Marks, Edward B. person
associatedWith Migration Conference (1951 : Brussels, Belgium). corporateBody
associatedWith National Lutheran Council. Division of Welfare. Lutheran Resettlement Service. corporateBody
associatedWith National Lutheran Council. Executive Director (1930-1948 : Long) corporateBody
associatedWith Tsentalne Predstavnytstvo Ukraïns'koï Emigratsiï v Nimechchyni. corporateBody
associatedWith T︠S︡entralʹne predstavnyt︠s︡tvo ukraïnsʹkoï emigrat︠s︡ii v Nimechchyni. corporateBody
associatedWith T︠S︡entralʹne predstavnyt︠s︡tvo ukraïnsʹkoï emigrat︠s︡ii v Nimechchyni. corporateBody
associatedWith Unitarian Service Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Universalist Service Committee. Executive Director. corporateBody
associatedWith UN, United Nations corporateBody
associatedWith Vaad Hatzala (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Bad-Kissingen Germany
Subject
Migrants
occupied territories
German history
Humanitarian law
Displaced persons
European history
National history
Refugees
Occupation
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Active 1948

Active 1964

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