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World 08 May 2015 | 7:40 PM

Bay of Bengal people-smuggling doubles in 2015 - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - An estimated 25,000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis boarded people-smugglers' boats in the first three months of this year, twice as many in the same period of 2014, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

Nation 11 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Dept probes how Myanmar nationals got fake UNHCR cards

KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration Department is investigating how 307 people, who were among 1,054 Myanmar nationals rounded up here last week, had fake United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Malaysia cards and documents.

Nation 25 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR urges Government to release refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is appealing to the Government to release 22 Rohingyas and 15 vulnerable refugees who are being held in detention centres so that they can be resettled in other countries.

Nation 02 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Mobile teams a success, says UNHCR

The mobile teams implemented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) last month to register refugees in the country have been a success.

Nation 23 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Codify rules on asylum, says UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is calling for a codified procedure on asylum-seekers in Malaysia as civil strife in Aceh intensifies.

World 10 Oct 2014 | 7:00 PM

100,000 Libyans flee fighting near Tripoli, UNHCR says

GENEVA (Reuters) - About 100,000 people have fled fighting near the Libyan capital Tripoli in the past three weeks, adding to a growing problem of internal displacement, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

Nation 14 May 2015 | 5:40 PM

UNHCR concerned over welfare of boat people

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations agency for refugees has expressed alarm at reports suggesting that Malaysia turned back two boats with 800 "vulnerable" people from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Nation 05 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR: Allow refugees to work in plantation sector

KUALA LUMPUR: Refugees should be given opportunities to work in plantations or other sectors where there are vacancies not filled up by Malaysians, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

World 07 Dec 2017 | 11:31 PM

Rohingya refugees still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh - UNHCR

DHAKA (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR)said on Thursday.

Nation 13 Nov 2017 | 9:55 AM

More than 62k Rohingya registered with UNHCR as of Sep

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 62,000 Rohingya have been registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) here as of September this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told.