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World 29 Sep 2015 | 11:06 PM

Hungary's new border rules 'alarming' - UNHCR

ROSZKE, Hungary (Reuters) - Elements of Hungary's new border rules are "really alarming", the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday, expressing concern at the time devoted to assessing asylum seekers and their return to Serbia.

World 14 Sep 2015 | 1:40 AM

UNHCR warns EU not to fragment border rules, Monday meet critical

GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union must avoid fragmenting into a patchwork of countries with different border rules, which would plunge thousands of refugees into "legal limbo", the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said in a statement on Sunday.

Nation 07 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Fake UNHCR cards found on detained Myanmars

KUALA LUMPUR: Following recent clashes between two factions of Myanmar nationals in the Klang Valley, the Immigration Department has found 57 Myanmar nationals holding fake UNHCR Malaysia cards.

Nation 06 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR refugees to be allowed to work here

The Government has decided to absorb some 40,000 refugees recognised by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) into the foreign labour workforce.

Community 16 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR to organise Refugee Day carnival

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is organising a refugee carnival at its premises in Jalan Bukit Petaling in Kuala Lumpur.

Nation 11 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR commends Malaysia for rescuing Myanmars from sinking boat

KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has commended the Malaysia for rescuing 136 Myanmars from a sinking boat and allowing them to disembark on its territory.

World 10 Dec 2013 | 6:50 PM

U.N. to launch first airlift of aid to Syria via Iraq - UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations is launching its first airlift of food and other aid supplies from Iraq to the Kurdistan region of northern Syria this week with permission from both governments, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.

World 24 Jan 2014 | 6:35 PM

More than 65,000 fled Iraqi fighting in past week: UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 65,000 people have fled fighting in the Iraqi cities of Falluja and Ramadi during the past week, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

Nation 17 May 2015 | 8:00 PM

Zahid: UNHCR should help instead of 'washing hands' of refugee issue

PADANG BESAR: International bodies should not "wash their hands" of the refugee issue by merely issuing refugee cards to migrants upon their release, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

World 20 Apr 2016 | 1:42 PM

UNHCR fears 500 dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

ROME: The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday it feared around 500 migrants from Africa had drowned in the Mediterranean after witnesses said their overcrowded boat sank.