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World 21 Apr 2016 | 1:29 AM

Up to 500 migrants might have drowned in Mediterranean tragedy - UNHCR

ROME (Reuters) - Up to 500 migrants might have drowned in the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, causing it to sink, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday.

World 22 Mar 2016 | 7:20 PM

UNHCR will not be part of 'detention centres' for refugees in Greece

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday that it would not be part of mandatory "detention centres" for refugees in Greece, the European Union-Turkey deal having crossed a "red line" in its standing policy.

World 14 Jun 2014 | 12:02 AM

EU should share out refugees rescued at sea - UNHCR

ROME (Reuters) - European Union countries should help Italy absorb the huge number of migrants arriving by boat from North Africa, by agreeing to take in people rescued in international waters, a U.N. refugee agency spokeswoman said on Friday.

World 02 Sep 2014 | 10:25 PM

More than 1 million Ukrainians displaced by conflict - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than one million people have been uprooted by the conflict in Ukraine, including 260,000 within the country where further mass displacement is feared due to ongoing fighting, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

World 05 Jun 2015 | 4:30 AM

Fourteen Eritrean asylum seekers kidnapped in Sudan - UNHCR source

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Assailants kidnapped 14 Eritrean asylum seekers in Sudan's eastern Kassala state, a source with the United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday.

World 07 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Refugees in cities raising risk of tensions - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Half of the world's 10.5 million refugees are living in urban centres, driving up living costs and increasing the risk of tension with local populations, the United Nations refugee agency said on Monday.

World 20 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Refugees on rise and poor countries bear brunt - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of people forced to flee their homes to escape war or abuse has risen to its highest for 15 years, with four out of five refugees in developing countries, the United Nations said on Monday.

World 04 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

400 migrants fleeing Libya reported missing - UNHCR

ROME (Reuters) - More than 400 African migrants fleeing Libya on two boats are reported missing, the U.N. said on Monday, and a Vatican official in Tripoli said the bodies of at least 10 migrants had washed up on the city's beaches.

Nation 29 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Suhakam: Many Myanmar refugees have UNHCR cards, but still picked up

KUALA LUMPUR: Myanmar refugees picked up by the authorities should be released to non-governmental groups which are prepared to stand as guarantors while their United Nations' refugee status is being checked.

World 23 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Racist attacks in Greece hit "alarming" levels - UNHCR

ATHENS (Reuters) - Racially motivated attacks have risen to alarming levels in Greece and authorities are doing little to tackle the problem, the U.N. refugee agency said in a report on Tuesday.