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World 25 Aug 2015 | 8:40 PM

Up to 3,000 refugees, migrants expected a day in Macedonia - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Up to 3,000 migrants are expected to cross into Macedonia every day in the coming months, most of them refugees fleeing war, particularly from Syria, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

World 01 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Iranian subsidy cuts to hurt Afghan refugees - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran's plans to slash subsidies on electricity, water and food will pinch Afghan refugees who are already struggling to make ends meet, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said on Tuesday.

World 28 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Thailand forces 166 back to Myanmar, UNHCR chides

GENEVA (Reuters) - Thailand forced 166 men, women and children back into Myanmar on Saturday even though they were fleeing fighting in their villages, prompting a reprimand from the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday.

World 30 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Swiss must ensure deportees not at risk, UNHCR says

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. urged Switzerland on Tuesday to ensure it did not expel refugees to a country where they could face mistreatment, after Swiss voters backed automatic deportation of foreigners convicted of serious crimes.

World 09 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR convoy from Saudi Arabia to take aid to Yemen

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency plans to send aid supplies for the first time from Saudi Arabia into northern Yemen on Saturday to help some 2,000 people stranded near the border after fleeing fighting.

World 04 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR urges China grant access to Myanmar refugees

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency on Friday urged China to grant it access to the Myanmar border, where thousands of people have fled over the past week from fighting between Myanmar's army and rebels.

World 04 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR urges China grant access to Myanmar refugees

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency on Friday urged China to grant it access to the Myanmar border, where thousands of people have fled over the past week from fighting between Myanmar's army and rebels.

World 09 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Over 1,000 Syrians flee to Turkey in 24 hours - UNHCR

GUVECCI, Turkey (Reuters) - Over a thousand Syrians have fled across the border into Turkey to escape violence in the last 24 hours and taken refuge in a tent camp there, a U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees spokesman said on Thursday.

World 05 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Iraqis increasingly "trapped" - UNHCR chief

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iraqis trying to flee conflict and persecution at home are increasingly trapped, especially after Syria reimposed rules this week virtually blocking their last escape route, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.

AseanPlus News 25 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR leaving tsunami-hit Aceh

The UN's refugee agency said yesterday it would complete a full withdrawal from the tsunami-hit Aceh province by the weekend as new restrictions on aid groups began to take effect.