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World 06 Apr 2018 | 11:22 PM

Over 800 Venezuelans flee to Brazil daily to escape insecurity, hunger - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 800 Venezuelans stream into northern Brazil each day, the United Nations said on Friday, citing Brazilian government statistics on people fleeing the worsening crisis in the economically crippled nation.

World 25 Nov 2017 | 8:35 PM

Bangladesh says agreed with Myanmar for UNHCR to assist Rohingya's return

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take help from the U.N. refugee agency to safely repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled violence in Myanmar, Bangladesh said on Saturday.

Nation 03 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

0nly 300 refugees registered so far

KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry may go directly to refugee communities in the country if it does not get to register the 150,000 refugees holding United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cards.

World 13 May 2016 | 1:37 AM

Hungary's anti-migrant policies may violate international law - UNHCR

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's actions to keep out migrants, including fast-track trials to punish those who breach its border fence, may conflict with international refugee and human rights conventions, the United Nations said on Thursday.

World 26 Sep 2014 | 1:15 PM

Syrian, Iraqi and other asylum seekers on rise in West - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Wars in Syria and Iraq, and instability in other hotspots are driving ever more people to seek asylum in wealthy nations, with requests on track to hit a 20-year high in 2014, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

World 18 Sep 2015 | 7:45 PM

EU may have last chance to solve migrant crisis next week - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Migrant numbers in Europe will build up in coming days and their flows may fragment further into new routes, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday, urging the European Union to grasp a last chance to resolve the refugee crisis next week.

World 22 Sep 2015 | 5:55 PM

UNHCR says EU must go beyond relocating 120,000 refugees

GENEVA (Reuters) - A European Union proposal to find spaces for 120,000 refugees will not work unless reception facilities are provided for tens of thousands at any time, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

World 01 Oct 2015 | 8:25 PM

UNHCR plans for 1.4 million Mediterranean refugees in 2015-16

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency expects at least 1.4 million refugees to flee to Europe across the Mediterranean this year and next, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday, a sharp rise from initial estimates of 850,000.

World 27 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

More Somali famine victims fleeing to Yemen - UNHCR

NAIROBI (Reuters) - There has been a jump in the number of Somalis, hit by famine, instability and high food prices who are fleeing to Yemen instead of other countries in the drought-ridden Horn of Africa region, the U.N. refugee agency said.

World 27 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

More Somali famine victims fleeing to Yemen - UNHCR

NAIROBI (Reuters) - There has been a jump in the number of Somalis, hit by famine, instability and high food prices who are fleeing to Yemen instead of other countries in the drought-ridden Horn of Africa region, the U.N. refugee agency said.