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World 09 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Hepatitis hits more than 1,000 refugees in South Sudan - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of hepatitis E has infected at least 1,050 Sudanese refugees in South Sudan, killing 26 and threatening to spread further among people still arriving in crowded camps, the United Nations said on Friday.

World 27 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Syrian refugee wave set to grow as violence rages - UNHCR

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Up to 700,000 refugees may flee Syria by the end of the year, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday, escaping a conflict which is killing hundreds every day and dividing world powers meeting at the United Nations.

World 27 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Syrian refugee wave set to grow as violence rages - UNHCR

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Up to 700,000 refugees may flee Syria by the end of the year, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday, escaping a conflict which is killing hundreds every day and dividing world powers meeting at the United Nations.

World 28 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Syrians fleeing to Jordan, could herald much larger influx - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - The pace of Syrian refugees arriving in Za'atri camp in northern Jordan has doubled, with 10,200 arriving in the past week, heralding what could be a bigger mass movement, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.

World 07 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Iran deportations of Afghans reach 160,000 - UNHCR

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has deported 160,000 Afghans it says were living illegally in the country since April, but the pace of expulsions has slowed

Nation 12 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR finishes quizzing detained Thais

United Nations officials have completed their preliminary interviews with the 131 Thais who sought temporary shelter in Kelantan.

Nation 05 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR to interview Thai Muslims detained in Malaysia

The U.N. refugee agency said Monday its officers will interview 131 Thai Muslims detained in Malaysia last week after they entered the country illegally to flee violence in southern Thailand.

World 10 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

Six million trapped as long-term refugees - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Some six million people around the globe are trapped in mainly poor countries as long-term refugees, many facing deprivation that feeds crime and human trafficking, a senior United Nations official said on Wednesday.

World 10 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

Six million trapped as long-term refugees – UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Some six million people around the globe are trapped in mainly poor countries as long-term refugees, many facing deprivation that feeds crime and human trafficking, a senior United Nations official said on Wednesday.

World 01 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR reaches rebel-held area of north Syria for first time

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that for the first time it had reached the opposition-held Azaz area of northern Syria where it found an estimated 45,000 displaced people living in appalling conditions in makeshift camps.