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World 17 Jan 2016 | 2:04 AM

UNHCR to seek new help for refugees in Turkey, push resettlement

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The United Nations' refugee agency will seek additional resources for Turkey, the world's largest host of refugees, and push for more resettlement, its head said on Saturday, as the war in Syria is set to enter its sixth year.

World 17 Nov 2015 | 7:05 PM

UNHCR urges states not to demonise refugees over Paris attacks

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations urged European countries on Tuesday not to react to Friday's attacks in Paris by rejecting or blaming refugees, the vast majority of whom were fleeing persecution or conflict.

World 09 Oct 2014 | 9:11 AM

More funds needed for million Syrian refugees in Turkey - UNHCR

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a million Syrian refugees in Turkey may go without food, medicine and shelter unless there is an increase in international funding, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday.

World 22 May 2015 | 10:20 PM

Global refugee crises will hinder resettlement of Asian 'boat people' - UNHCR

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Resettling asylum seekers who are among the thousands of boat people in temporary shelters in Indonesia and Malaysia will prove "extremely difficult" due to the mounting refugee crises around the world, a U.N. official said.

World 03 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

INTERVIEW - Iraq must do more for refugees to return - UNHCR

LONDON (Reuters) - Iraq needs to do more to encourage people who have fled conflict to return home, the U.N. refugee agency's representative in neighbouring Jordan said.

World 24 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Requests for asylum in West climb 12 pct - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - An estimated 383,000 asylum seekers lodged applications to stay in the West in 2008, a 12 percent rise on a year ago as more Somalis and Afghans fled fighting in their homelands, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Nation 23 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Sri Lankan detainees refusing food until UNHCR visits them

PONTIAN: At least six Sri Lankans, including a woman, are believed to have gone on a hunger strike for more than a week at the Pekan Nenas immigration detention centre.

World 23 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Over 100,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon now - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Lebanon has become the third of Syria's neighbours after Turkey and Jordan to register more than 100,000 refugees from Syria's civil war, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

World 23 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Over 100,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon now - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Lebanon has become the third of Syria's neighbours after Turkey and Jordan to register more than 100,000 refugees from Syria's civil war, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

World 23 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Over 100,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon now - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Lebanon has become the third of Syria's neighbours after Turkey and Jordan to register more than 100,000 refugees from Syria's civil war, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.