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World 21 Feb 2018 | 1:27 AM

U.N. refugee agency says donors withhold funds until Uganda numbers checked

KAMPALA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday its donors would withhold funding for Ugandan operations until refugee numbers were verified, after accusations that officials inflated the figures to steal aid.

World 12 Nov 2015 | 9:20 AM

Italian diplomat appointed to head U.N. refugee agency

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday appointed Italian diplomat Filippo Grandi as the next head of the U.N. refugee agency, a position that Denmark's former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt had been openly lobbying for.

World 02 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

U.N. refugee agency slams latest EU asylum law

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency on Friday warned that the European Union's new directive on asylum could lead to breaches of international refugee law and urged member states to protect the rights of asylum-seekers.

World 18 Sep 2018 | 6:53 PM

U.N. refugee agency gives Trump's latest cuts a weary shrug

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR declined to criticise U.S. President Donald Trump's cut in refugee resettlement places on Tuesday, saying it was up to the United States to decide on its policy.

World 24 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Palestinian refugee agency appeals for more aid

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA appealed on Thursday for more aid from international donors to help alleviate a

World 07 Jan 2016 | 10:24 PM

U.N. refugee agency raps Denmark on asylum-seekers, urges Europe to set example

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency censured Denmark on Thursday for measures that were an "affront" to refugees' dignity as its new head urged Europe not to throw up barriers to block a tide of asylum-seekers.

World 27 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Up to 700,000 Syrians could flee by year-end - U.N. refugee agency

GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of refugees fleeing Syria could reach 700,000 by the end of the year, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday, far surpassing its previous forecast of 185,000 reached in August.

World 13 Sep 2017 | 1:20 AM

U.N. refugee agency urges Hungary to join EU migrant quota plan

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The head of the United Nations refugee agency praised the European Union's refugee quota system for member states on Tuesday and urged Hungary to drop its resistance to taking in its fair share of migrants.

World 02 Jul 2015 | 8:15 PM

U.N. refugee agency urges Hungary not to tighten asylum rules

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency urged Hungary on Thursday not to pass a bill aimed at tightening asylum rules, saying the move would make it impossible for Budapest to give sanctuary to anyone fleeing war-stricken countries.

World 09 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.N. refugee agency says Libya orders it out

GENEVA (Reuters) - Libya has ordered the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR to close its operations there, putting the future of more than 12,000 refugees and asylum seekers at risk, a UNHCR spokeswoman said on Tuesday.