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World 30 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Syrian refugees shot at while fleeing to Jordan - UNHCR

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.

AseanPlus News 16 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR to help out Montagnards

The UN refugee agency said yesterday that its officials were departing for Cambodia's remote border with Vietnam to help Montagnards who fled the April unrest in the neighbouring country.

World 08 Jun 2018 | 8:49 PM

Lebanon freezes UNHCR staff residency applications in row over Syrian refugees

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.

World 16 Apr 2018 | 3:57 AM

Bangladesh, UNHCR dispute Myanmar's Rohingya repatriation claim

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.

World 16 Mar 2018 | 11:53 PM

UNHCR chief pessimistic on deal for Rohingya returns to Myanmar

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.

World 28 Sep 2017 | 12:06 AM

UNHCR alarmed at violence against Rohingyas in Sri Lanka

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.

World 24 Jul 2017 | 3:45 PM

UNHCR accuses Australia of backtracking on asylum seeker deal

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.

World 14 Jun 2016 | 5:24 AM

UNHCR cuts 2016 estimate for refugee arrivals in Europe via Greece

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.

World 05 Nov 2015 | 10:30 PM

Botswana asks UNHCR to resettle Eritrean football players

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.

World 29 Aug 2015 | 12:10 AM

New Asian 'boat people' crisis feared when rains end - UNHCR

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.