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GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian refugees are being shot at as they flee to neighbouring Jordan and many have to be treated in hospital on arrival, the United Nations said on Friday.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has ordered a freeze on residency applications submitted by staff of the United Nations' refugee agency, accusing it of hindering the return of Syrian refugees by "spreading fear", his office said on Friday.
DHAKA/YANGON (Reuters) - The Bangladeshi government and the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday disputed Myanmar's claim it had repatriated five members of a Rohingya family, saying neither the government of Bangladesh nor the aid agency had any involvement in any such repatriation.
GENEVA (Reuters) - A quick agreement to return Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is looking less and less likely, the U.N. refugee chief said on Friday as he launched an almost $1 billion (719.12 million pounds) appeal to support the stateless Muslims in camps in Bangladesh for the rest of 2018.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday raised concern for the safety of Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers in Sri Lanka after Buddhist monks and hardline nationalists forced them to flee a U.N. shelter in the capital Colombo.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency accused Australia on Monday of reneging on an agreement to settle some vulnerable asylum seekers held in controversial offshore detention centres, but Canberra said no such agreement existed.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency said on Monday it expects 248,000 refugees and migrants to arrive in Europe via the Eastern Mediterranean this year, far lower than the "up to 1 million" it foresaw at the start of the year.
GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana wants 10 Eritrean football players it granted asylum to be resettled in another country by the United Nations, as under Bostwana's law they must stay in a refugee camp for 10 years.
GENEVA (Reuters) - A fresh surge of refugees and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh is expected to set out in smugglers' rickety boats for southeast Asia when the monsoon season ends in about a month, the United Nations said on Friday.