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World 01 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Still only one-fourth of quake needs covered - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday that it had received less than a quarter of the $550 million sought for quake victims in Pakistan and that the lack of money could soon hamper efforts to save lives in remote areas.

World 06 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Migrants spur economic growth, but treated harshly

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Nearly 200 million international migrants fuel their home countries' economy by $240 billion a year and spend more than $2 trillion in their host nation, but suffer exploitation and abuse, a U.N.-backed report says.

World 28 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

INTERVIEW - U.N. refugee boss says world tackling past failures

GENEVA (Reuters) - The international community has woken up to the tragedy of the millions who are refugees in their own country and begun to act, the head of the United Nations' refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Nation 08 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Thais: Separatist group behind Muslims fleeing to Malaysia

The Thai government has blamed a decades-old separatist group for the flight of 131 Thai Muslims last week from the country's insurgency-racked south to neighboring Malaysia.

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 26 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Iraqis denounce British plans to send them home

LONDON (Reuters) - Failed Iraqi asylum seekers accused the British government of recklessness on Friday for threatening to send them back to their homeland despite its admission that the country is dangerous.

Letters 31 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Portraying the pain in pictures

The United Nations Refugee agency, UNHCR, has collaborated with photographer Bernice Chauly to show the images and tell stories of refugees in Malaysia in a photography installation titled 'Face to Face', reports IVY SOON.

World 25 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia tsunami victims to get homes in 2 yrs - U.N.

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people left homeless in Indonesia by last December's tsunami will be moved to semi-permanent or permanent houses in two years, the United Nations said on Saturday.

AseanPlus News 24 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Senators: Stop the relocation

A group of Thai senators has called on the government to stop relocating hundreds of Myanmar political dissidents to 'concentration camps' along the Myanmar border, which suffer from disease outbreaks and a lack of water.

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.