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On the agency's anniversary, UNHCR high commissioner issues a challenge to the international community: 'Put me out of a job.'
GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday it had received an "overwhelming" number of reports of Eritrean refugees in Tigray, Ethiopia being killed, abducted or forcibly returned to Eritrea over the last month.
ADDIS ABABA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's government said on Friday it was returning Eritrean refugees to camps they had fled in the northern region of Tigray, a move that alarmed the United Nations refugee agency after a month-long conflict that is believed to have killed thousands of people.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -A United Nations team visiting refugees in Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray region had failed to stop at two checkpoints when it was shot at over the weekend, the government said on Tuesday, proclaiming it did not need a "baby-sitter".
MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - It took Luis Salgado years of manual labor to save enough money to open a small fresh produce store, so when torrential floods swept away $1,500 worth of apples, bananas and other fruits, he decided there was no longer a future for him in Honduras.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees must be able to make free and informed decisions about relocating to Bangladesh's Bhashan Char island, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday as naval vessels began carrying some 1,600 towards the remote site.
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh naval vessels carried about 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal on Friday despite complaints by refugees and rights groups that some were being coerced.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Life in Lebanon has become so difficult for Syrian refugee Ahmad, he says he recently contemplated suicide.
CAIRO (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Sunday he hoped humanitarian access to Ethiopia's northern Tigray region would be granted soon by the Ethiopian authorities.
ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, on Friday disclosed that more than 43,000 Ethiopians fled to neighboring Sudan amid the ongoing fighting between the Ethiopian federal government and an insurgent Northern Tigray regional government.