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World 13 Aug 2014 | 12:41 AM

Sri Lanka violates refugee law by deporting Pakistanis - UNHCR

GENEVA/COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sri Lanka is violating international law by deporting Pakistani asylum seekers by force and without allowing the United Nations to assess their asylum claims, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

World 06 Aug 2014 | 12:25 AM

About 730,000 have left Ukraine for Russia this year - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - About 730,000 Ukrainians have left the country for Russia this year, the European head of the United Nations agency for refugees said on Tuesday, citing data compiled by Russia.

World 26 Apr 2019 | 6:35 PM

UNHCR says 21 Venezuelans missing after boat sinks in Caribbean

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 21 Venezuelans were missing after their boat sank on the way to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday, citing information from that country's coast guard.

World 09 Nov 2018 | 9:10 PM

Fighting preventing Yemenis from fleeing Hodeidah city - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly half a million people have fled their homes in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah and surrounding areas since June but fighting has now blocked exit routes, a spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Friday

World 25 Sep 2018 | 8:28 PM

Bosnia must provide shelter for migrants ahead of winter - UNHCR

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnia should do more to organise shelter for migrants before the arrival of winter, including for hundreds sleeping rough in towns near the Croatian border, the U.N. said on Tuesday.

World 22 Jun 2018 | 5:51 AM

Survivors report 220 migrants drowned off Libya in recent days - UNHCR

TRIPOLI/GENEVA (Reuters) - Survivors have reported that about 220 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya in the last few days while trying to reach Europe, putting the death toll this year on that route to more than 1,000, the United Nations said on Thursday.

World 12 Apr 2018 | 8:02 PM

Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya Muslims, says UNHCR

DHAKA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency called a Myanmar minister's visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building measure, but said conditions in Myanmar were not ready for their return.

World 14 Nov 2017 | 9:09 AM

Australia should accept New Zealand offer to resettle detained refugees - UNHCR

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday urged Australia to accept New Zealand's offer to resettle 150 refugees from an abandoned Australian-run detention centre in Papua New Guinea, as about 450 men remain barricaded inside without food or water.

World 08 Sep 2017 | 6:09 PM

Exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh reaches 270,000 - UNHCR

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - An estimated 270,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday, announcing a dramatic jump in numbers fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar's Rakhine State.

World 05 Nov 2016 | 1:08 AM

UNHCR fears for safety of aide to South Sudan's Machar after deportation

JUBA (Reuters) - The United Nations voiced concern on Friday for the safety of a top aide to South Sudanese former vice president Riek Machar after he was extradited to his homeland from Kenya, where he had been granted refugee status.