Organisation: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The EU and its asylum and border rules were descending into chaos last night, increasing pressure on poorer states outside the union, including Serbia.
Wed, 16 Sep, 2015
The US and its partners now realise that a no-fly ‘safe zone’ on Syria’s border will protect its citizens and force Assad to negotiate, writes
Fri, 28 Aug, 2015
Up to 3,000 migrants are expected to cross into Macedonia every day in the coming months, most of them refugees fleeing war, particularly from Syria, the UN has said.
Wed, 26 Aug, 2015
Angelina Jolie has described a spiralling global refugee crisis as an “explosion of human suffering” whose causes the international community refuses to confront.
Mon, 22 Jun, 2015
As many as 950 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast in what may be one of the worst disasters of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said.
Mon, 20 Apr, 2015
Up to 300 people are now unaccounted for after boats carrying migrants sank in the Mediterranean, according to the UN Refugee Agency.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
More than 100 Syrians from the war-torn country have been granted safe haven in Ireland under a humanitarian admission programme.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
The civil war in Syria has forced a record three million people out of the country and more than a million fled in the past year, the UN refugee agency says.
Fri, 29 Aug, 2014
Angelina Jolie's acting career is to take a "back seat" as she concentrates on writing, directing and her UN work.
Sun, 25 May, 2014
The father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in a jetliner’s wheel well has arrived in Hawaii, officials said.
Wed, 30 Apr, 2014
The United Nations warned half of all Syrians will need humanitarian aid by the end of 2013 and launched what it said was the largest emergency appeal in history to cope with the civil war crisis.
Sat, 08 Jun, 2013
Italian politicians today elected centre-left leaders for both chambers of Parliament, paving the way for difficult talks to form a new government to get started.
Sat, 16 Mar, 2013
The United Nations refugee agency and other aid groups are appealing for almost $490m (€380m) to help Syrians who have fled the conflict in their country.
Thu, 27 Sep, 2012
The Junior Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Costello is travelling to Jordan today to assess the humanitarian situation at the country's border with Syria.
Sun, 26 Aug, 2012
Refugees are fleeing Syria in ever greater numbers, UN agencies said yesterday, as the conflict between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and rebels intensifies.
Sat, 18 Aug, 2012
The heads of three UN agencies are appealing for urgent funds to deal with the growing humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2012
ALMOST 2,000 people arrived by boat on the Italian island of Lampedusa from Libya and Tunisia over the weekend, the UN refugee agency has said.
Wed, 17 Aug, 2011
Almost 2,000 people arrived by boat on the Italian island of Lampedusa from Libya and Tunisia over the weekend, the UN refugee agency has said.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2011
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Ireland, Sophie Magennis, has said the international community has a huge amount of work to do to protect refugees.
Mon, 20 Jun, 2011
UN envoy Angelina Jolie travelled to Turkey’s border with Syria today, sharing fruit and desserts with some of the thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled their government’s bloody crackdown.
Fri, 17 Jun, 2011
Angelina Jolie has arrived at Turkey’s border with Syria to meet some of the thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled their government’s bloody crackdown on dissent.
Fri, 17 Jun, 2011
Angelina Jolie wants to visit Syrian refugees who have fled violence and are camped out on the Turkish side of the border, Turkey said today.
Wed, 15 Jun, 2011
The Libyan regime has been accused of deliberately pushing African migrants to board unsafe refugee boats bound for Europe.
Tue, 17 May, 2011
The UN refugee agency has urged European countries to do more to rescue people fleeing the violence in Libya and dying by hundreds in overloaded boats that capsize in the Mediterranean.
Tue, 10 May, 2011
Up to one million people have fled their homes in the Ivory Coast capital Abidjan fearful that post-election unrest will explode into all-out war, the UN refugee agency says.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2011
Sat, 26 Feb, 2011
Italy has warned it faces a humanitarian crisis with some 1,600 refugees from Tunisia arriving in its waters over the past two weeks following unrest there.
Fri, 11 Feb, 2011
PAKISTAN battled to contain flooding in its rich agricultural south yesterday, evacuating half a million people from risk areas as the UN warned of the “daunting” scale of the crisis.
Sat, 07 Aug, 2010
Claims by Iraqi asylum seekers that they were mistreated by British officials before being deported back to Iraq are to be investigated by the UN refugee agency.
Fri, 18 Jun, 2010
UZBEKISTAN yesterday ordered its frontier closed to a mass exodus of refugees fleeing clashes between rival groups in Kyrgyzstan where government forces were accused of helping the slaughter of ethnic Uzbeks.
Tue, 15 Jun, 2010
Several thousand Ghanaians fleeing ethnic strife in the country's north have crossed the border into Togo in recent days, the United Nations said.
Thu, 27 May, 2010
The UN refugee agency today said it is braced for a mass flight to neighbouring countries by civilians seeking to escape violence in Somalia.
Fri, 12 Feb, 2010
BRAD PITT and Angelina Jolie are suing over a report that their relationship has hit the rocks.
Wed, 10 Feb, 2010
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are suing over a report that their relationship has hit the rocks.
Tue, 09 Feb, 2010
FRANCE yesterday defended its decision to close a makeshift migrant camp known as “The Jungle” as the UN refugee body warned it had a duty towards people fleeing the world’s war zones.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2009
THE UN refugee agency says 16 African migrants died and another 49 are missing presumed dead after trying to cross the Gulf of Aden in three boats.
Wed, 16 Sep, 2009
The UN refugee agency says 16 African migrants have died and another 49 are missing and presumed dead after trying to cross the Gulf of Aden in three boats.
Tue, 15 Sep, 2009
UN aid agencies today called on the government of Yemen and rebels to ensure humanitarian access to civilians caught up in fighting that flared up in the north last month.
Tue, 01 Sep, 2009
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated $1m (€715,000) to the UN refugee agency providing aid to hundreds of thousands uprooted by violence in Pakistan.
Thu, 18 Jun, 2009
Suicide attackers shot their way past guards and set off a massive blast outside a luxury hotel, popular with foreigners and affluent Pakistanis, last night, killing at least 11 people and wounding 70, including a British aid worker.
Wed, 10 Jun, 2009
TALIBAN fighters are shaving off their beards and trying to flee from a Pakistani army offensive in their Swat bastion, the military said, as it relaxed a curfew to allow civilians leave.
Sat, 16 May, 2009
WHILE global leaders struggled in London to agree on policies that would let each do their own thing, Bill Clinton had a simple message for the alternative globalisation event in Brussels: “Just do it.”
Fri, 03 Apr, 2009
Gunmen kidnapped an American UN official and killed his driver in southwest Pakistan today, underscoring the security threat in a country wracked by al-Qaida violence and rising criminalit
Mon, 02 Feb, 2009