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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.