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UNHCR report shows complementary admissions for refugees reach record highs

A new report jointly issued by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reveals a significant increase in the issuance of study, work, family reunification and sponsorship permits to refugees by OECD countries and Brazil.

Roof collapse in Lebanon leaves four Syrian refugee children killed

Four Syrian refugee children were killed late Friday night after the roof of their house collapsed due to heavy rain in the northern Lebanese town of Miziara, the National News Agency reported Saturday.

Pakistan repatriated 435,152 illegal Afghans to Afghanistan

Pakistan has repatriated 435,152 illegal Afghans to Afghanistan, media reports said on Tuesday.

Afghanistan Refugees: UNHCR concerned at adverse effects of Pakistan orders for undocumented foreigners to leave

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is raising concerns over Pakistan’s announcement for undocumented foreigners to leave, as the orders have adversely affected Afghan nationals including registered refugees and others with valid documents.

Ensure safety and efficient resettlement of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers, urges US to Pakistan

The US government has asked Pakistan to ensure safety and efficient resettlement of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers.

Some Pakistani civil society activists demand Pakistan to stop forceful deportation of Afghanistan refugees

Some civil society activists are demanding Pakistan stop the forceful deportation of Afghan refugees from the south Asian nation.

UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk says he is alarmed by reports of human rights abuses against Afghans forced to leave Pakistan

UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk said today he was alarmed by reports that the arbitrary expulsion of Afghan nationals from Pakistan has been accompanied by abuse, including ill-treatment, arbitrary arrests and detention, destruction of property and personal belongings, and extortion.

Pakistan: Around 200,000 Afghanistan nationals repatriated via Torkham

Around 200,000 Afghans have been sent home via the Torkham border after the Pakistani government initiated a drive against undocumented foreigners.

Afghan refugees, who are returning to country, complaint of mistreatment by Iran security forces

Several Afghan refugees, who have returned to the country from Iran, have complained of mistreatment by the country's military.

Pakistani schools teaching Afghanistani children shutting down amid deportation fear

Schools in Pakistan, which were teaching Afghanistan children, have started to shut down as families go into hiding to avoid deportation before the looming deadline set by Islamabad.

Pakistan expels over 3,000 Afghan refugees

Pakistan has expelled over 3000 Afghanistan refugees from the country.

Human rights experts urge Pakistan to stop planned mass deportation of Afghans

Pakistan should immediately cancel plans to deport 1.4 million Afghan nationals back to their country, independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council urged on Tuesday.

Pakistan directs Afghan asylum seekers to leave before November, order triggers criticisms

The Pakistani government's direction to Afghanistan asylum seekers to leave the nation by November has triggered widespread criticism.

UNHCR increasingly concerned for refugees fleeing Karabakh region

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) raised concerns on Tuesday over the movement of a large number of civilians to Armenia as a result of the recent hostilities in the region.

Afghanistan consul general in Karachi claims Pakistani police are continuing to detain refugees

Afghanistan's consul general in Karachi has alleged that hundreds of Afghan refugees have been detained in Pakistan in the past 15 years.