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World 04 Jun 2021 | 2:35 PM

U.N. refugee agency scorns Denmark's law on asylum claims

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency has voiced strong opposition to a law passed by Denmark's parliament that would allow processing of claims lodged by asylum seekers outside Europe, calling it an "abdication" of its responsibility under international law.

World 03 Jun 2021 | 6:37 PM

Denmark agrees law to deport asylum seekers outside Europe

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's parliament on Thursday passed a law enabling the Nordic country to relocate asylum seekers to countries outside Europe, defying calls to abandon the plans from NGOs and the United Nations, which fear an erosion of refugees' rights.

Nation 28 May 2021 | 7:00 AM

Refugees urged to register for jabs to improve herd immunity odds

PETALING JAYA: As the national Covid-19 immunisation programme ramps up, organisations are encouraging refugees to get vaccinated, in hopes of achieving herd immunity to break the chain of infections.

World 26 May 2021 | 2:20 PM

EU partly to blame for Mediterranean migrant deaths -UN

GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union is partly to blame for deaths of migrants taking boats across the Mediterranean due to unanswered distress calls, obstruction of humanitarian rescue efforts, and so-called "pushbacks" to Libya, the United Nations said on Wednesday.