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GENEVA (Reuters) - Only 251,000 of the world's 15 million refugees returned to their home countries last year, the lowest rate in two decades, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Fifty-five people were drowned, or missing and presumed to have drowned, after an overcrowded boat capsized off the Somali coast, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - More and more Venezuelans are seeking asylum abroad, with nearly a quarter of a million applications lodged in 2018 alone, double that of the previous year, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - An estimated 30,000 Nigerians have returned since Tuesday from Cameroon to the flashpoint town of Rann, which has been targeted repeatedly by Boko Haram militants this year, the U.N. refugee agency said in an emailed comment to Reuters on Thursday.
Bangkok: More than 500 refugees are expected to return home as part of a voluntary repatriation process led jointly by the Thai and Myanmar governments this week.
TUNIS (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency said on Friday it was gravely concerned about a deterioration in conditions for migrants held in Libyan detention centres that had led to riots and hunger strikes.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon will resume processing residency applications for staff of the United Nations refugee agency when it and other U.N. bodies submit a "clear" plan to return Syrian refugees, a senior official said on Wednesday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - At least three million people worldwide are stateless, most of them minorities, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency warned on Tuesday that 2016 looked set to become the deadliest year on record for refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Italy and Greece, even though arrivals are down 40 percent from a year ago.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United Nations' refugee agency has expressed concern that Iraqis displaced from territory controlled by Islamic State are being forcibly transferred to camps where their freedom of movement is restricted.