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Nation 10 Aug 2017 | 12:16 PM

UNHCR says willing to share refugee data with Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is willing to share its refugee database with the government, but this is subject to the signing of a bilateral agreement.

World 17 Oct 2016 | 9:48 PM

UNHCR fears 100,000 may flee Mosul for Syria, Turkey; seeks funds

GENEVA (Reuters) - Up to 100,000 Iraqis may flee to Syria and Turkey to escape the Iraqi government's assault aimed at ousting Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Monday.

World 05 Aug 2016 | 4:58 PM

Islamic State captures up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqis - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters may have captured up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqi villagers on Thursday and subsequently executed 12 of them, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said in a daily report on events in Iraq.

World 15 Apr 2015 | 1:05 AM

Refugees flee Yemen for Horn of Africa, reversing previous flows - UNHCR

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 1,200 people fleeing conflict in Yemen have reached the Horn of Africa by boat in the past two weeks, using a route taken in the past by African refugees headed in the opposite direction, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

World 02 Oct 2015 | 5:25 PM

UNHCR says weather causes lull in refugee arrivals in Greece

GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of migrants and refugees arriving on Greece's shores has fallen this week due to poor weather but the flow will pick up again if the weather improves, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

World 31 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Three Afghan UNHCR staff killed in Kandahar suicide

KABUL: Three Afghans working for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) were killed in a suicide attack in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar early on Monday, the UNHCR said, two days after a deadly bombing in the capital.

Nation 28 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR to monitor asylum deal

KUALA LUMPUR: UNHCR will closely monitor and review the progress of the refugee swap agreement between Malaysia and Australia signed on Mon­day.

Nation 16 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

UNHCR urges governments not to send refugees, asylum seekers back into danger

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged governments not to send refugees or asylum-seekers back to situations where their lives can be in danger.

Nation 25 Jun 2018 | 5:44 AM

UNHCR: Allow refugees to stay and work in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the newly appointed Pakatan Harapan Government to allow refugees to stay and work in Malaysia legally.

Nation 22 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR issues new identity card for refugees

KUALA LUMPUR: A new identity card issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) enables law enforcers to verify the card’s authenticity on the spot.