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World 15 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Few of world's refugees opt to go home in 2009 - UNHCR

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.

World 20 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Fifty-five people drowned off Somali coast - UNHCR

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.

World 09 Mar 2019 | 12:49 AM

Nearly quarter-million Venezuelans sought asylum in 2018, UNHCR says

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.

World 01 Mar 2019 | 7:19 AM

UNHCR says around 30,000 Nigerians return to town targeted by Boko Haram

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.

AseanPlus News 23 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR helps more refugees return to their homeland

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.

World 24 Aug 2018 | 11:41 PM

'Critical worsening' of conditions for migrants detained in Libya - UNHCR

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.

World 28 Jun 2018 | 12:27 AM

Lebanon says UNHCR residence visas depend on Syria refugee plan

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.

World 03 Nov 2017 | 8:13 AM

World's 3 million stateless deserve nationality - UNHCR

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.

World 20 Sep 2016 | 8:15 PM

2016 could become deadliest on record for refugees crossing Mediterranean - UNHCR

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.

World 15 Mar 2016 | 7:13 PM

UNHCR voices concern over freedom of movement of displaced Iraqis

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.