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Mr. Andrew Harper

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Phone: +41 *********  
Email: h***@***.org
Local Address:  Jordan
1775 K Street, N.W. Suite 290
Washington , District of Columbia 20006
United States

Company Description: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated...   more

Employment History

  • Representative To Jordan and UN Humanitarian Coordinator A.I
  • Head of Iraq Support Unit
  • Humanitarian Coordinator
    UN Refugee Agency
  • Head
    UN Refugee Agency
  • Member, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Deputy Recovery Coordinator - Tsunami Response

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Representative
    UN Refugee Agency
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"There is no discrimination based on ..., 20 Nov 2015 [cached]
"There is no discrimination based on nationality," Andrew Harper, the UNHCR representative to Jordan, told The Jordan Times as Sudanese refugees continued to demonstrate in front of the agency's offices in Amman.
More than 100 Sudanese refugees have been camped outside the UNHCR this week, calling on the agency to treat them as it treats refugees of other nationalities and to accelerate the process of relocating them.
However, the agency maintains that it is treating them equally and the process of resettlement takes time for all registered refugees, not only those from Sudan.
Harper noted that there are some 4,000 Sudanese registered with the UNHCR in Jordan and they account for 0.5 per cent of more than 700,000 registered refugees in the Kingdom.
Jordan hosts refugees from 40 countries, according to the UNHCR official. The majority are Syrians (more than 600,000), followed by Iraqis. There are also Sudanese and Somali refugees, in addition to refugees of other nationalities.
"Because of the situation in their country they came to Jordan seeking safety and security, but we can't provide so much for their resettlement and they are trying to push the case," Harper said, adding that there is a resettlement programme for Sudanese refugees, but they have to wait.
"They are frustrated with the situation… once you are a refugee you always feel frustrated, but it does not help anyone to disobey laws in Jordan. They should obey regulations. We will continue to work with them but we can't be put in a situation to prioritise them because they are demonstrating," he explained.
"We will continue to refer all people who are vulnerable, but some countries are still working on the numbers they committed to," Harper added, referring to the process of resettling refugees.
Books Featured on The Daily Show, 12 Feb 2012 [cached]
09.03.13 - Andrew Harper, UNHCR's Representative to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - UN Refugee Agency 09.02.13 - Repeat Show
"The health of refugees is of ..., 30 Oct 2013 [cached]
"The health of refugees is of the utmost importance to UNHCR and we are grateful for the collaborative efforts of the Ministry of Health, UNICEF and WHO with UNHCR's Health team in ensuring access to measles vaccines for refugees," said Andrew Harper, UN Humanitarian Coordinator.
"It would be nice to have ..., 24 Feb 2011 [cached]
"It would be nice to have the full picture, but the special circumstances of the Iraqi refugee population means we don't. although we have a good idea of the refugees registered with us," said Andrew Harper, head of the UN Refugee Agency's (UNHCR)
"Azraq still needs to get that ..., 3 April 2015 [cached]
"Azraq still needs to get that sense of community," said Andrew Harper, the top official with the United Nations refugee agency in Jordan.
"The refugees stranded in no man's land have crossed into Jordan and are being assessed by security authorities," said Andrew Harper, the top official with the United Nations refugee agency in Jordan.
"We've received reports there's a large group of Syrians near the Jordanian border," said Andrew Harper, the top official with the United Nations refugee agency in Jordan, which has been one of the countries most open to Syrians in the past.
Mr. Harper and other aid officials say that the flow of Syrians into Jordan has slowed substantially in recent weeks as domestic tension has risen over the growing refugee population from Syria and Iraq.
In an interview, Mr. Harper of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (U.N.H.C.R.) said that the numbers of refugees crossing into Jordan had decreased sharply since September.
"In September, we've had around 6,000 people cross into Jordan; in October, we've had around 500 people; and in November, we've had very very few people cross the border," Mr. Harper said.
"We're calling on all the countries in the region to allow those refugees who are fleeing the conflict to enter and calling on the international community to do more," Mr. Harper said.
"We have not recorded any Syrian refugees crossing into Jordan in the past week," said Andrew Harper, the top official with the United Nations refugee agency in Jordan.
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