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World 02 Apr 2016 | 12:21 AM

UNHCR warns against immediate refugee returns to Turkey

GENEVA (Reuters) - Conditions for refugees in Greece are worsening and arrival numbers rising but the safeguards needed to start returning some of them to Turkey next week are not yet in place, aid agencies said on Friday.

World 22 Mar 2016 | 11:49 PM

UNHCR says stops transporting migrants in Lesbos, unhappy with EU-Turkey deal

GENEVA/LESBOS (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency dealt a blow to EU efforts to stem the biggest humanitarian crisis in generations on Tuesday, saying it would no longer assist in the transfer of migrants and refugees arriving in Greece to "detention centres".

World 08 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR criticises European plans to deport Iraqis

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency criticised plans on Tuesday by several European countries to send home forcibly dozens of Iraqis this week, saying central provinces including Baghdad remain unsafe.

World 18 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Iraqis deported by Britain report beatings - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday it was investigating accounts by rejected Iraqi asylum seekers deported from Britain that they were beaten by British border agents forcing them onto a plane.

World 19 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Iraqi refugees regret going home, UNHCR survey finds

GENEVA (Reuters) - A majority of Iraqi refugees who have returned from exile to Baghdad regret their decision, saying they face insecurity, a lack of jobs and inadequate health care, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Nation 05 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR goes easy on Australia-Malaysia refugee swap deal

MELBOURNE: The United Nations has backed away from its strong condemnation of the proposed asylum seeker swap deal with Malaysia, saying the Australian government has made significant changes, the Australian Associated Press reports.

World 16 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Insecurity prevents more refugee returns - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 42 million people remained uprooted at the end of 2008, as deteriorating security prevented many from returning to their homes in hotspots such as Afghanistan and Sudan, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

World 16 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Insecurity prevents more refugee returns - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 42 million people remained uprooted at the end of 2008, as deteriorating security prevented many from returning to their homes in hotspots such as Afghanistan and Sudan, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

World 20 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Asylum seekers file most claims in decade - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly half a million people sought asylum in the developed world last year, a 10-year high, with the sharpest rise in requests from Syrians fleeing war and persecution, the United Nations said on Thursday.

World 31 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Thousands of Syrians trapped in Aleppo - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Battles between the Syrian army and rebels in Aleppo have forced many terrified civilians to flee the city by perilous routes or take refuge in safer areas, a United Nations official said on Tuesday.