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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.

Afghanistan artists demonstrate outside UNHCR office in Quetta against Pakistan's decision to expel illegal foreign nationals

Several Afghanistani artists, musicians, demonstrated in front of the  UN High Commissioner for Refugees office in Pakistan's Quetta city recently as they expressed serious concern over Islamabad's decision to expel illegal foreign nationals.

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.

UNHCR, IOM outline new approach to assist growing number of migrants

New York: In a world characterised by economic crises, conflicts, and natural disasters, the uptick in migration is proving to be one of the most important geopolitical phenomena of the century. The adverse effects of climate change and environmental degradation are increasingly driving people from their homes.

UNHCR review: Activist groups highlight rights violations in Tibet

Ahead of China’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council in January 2024, the International Campaign for Tibet and the International Federation for Human Rights recently submitted a report on the human rights violations occurring in Tibet.

Urgent support needed for Chad, as arrivals from Sudan top 100,000: UNHCR

New York: The head of the UN refugee agency UNHCR, is calling on the international community to urgently increase support for new arrivals crossing the border from Sudan.

South Sudan: ‘Raw violence’ displaces thousands during ‘ruthless conflict’, UNHCR says

New York: Throughout South Sudan’s Greater Upper Nile Region “desperation is rising” as escalating armed conflict, which has displaced at least 20,000 people since August, have forced some to run for their lives up to four times, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Wednesday.

UNHCR calls for ban on forced returns of asylum seekers to eastern DR Congo

New York: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reiterated its call for a ban on forced returns to eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including asylum seekers who have had their claims rejected.

More than 100 million now forcibly displaced: UNHCR report

New York: A staggering 100 million people have now been forced to flee their homes globally, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, highlighting worldwide food insecurity, the climate crisis, war in Ukraine and other emergencies from Africa to Afghanistan as leading causes.

UNHCR: A record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

New York: The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) informed on Sunday.

Pakistan: Afghan refugees demonstrate in front of UNHCR in Islamabad

Kabul: Afghan refugees demonstrated in front of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Islamabad against the delay  in processing their immigration papers.

UNHCR chief condemns ‘discrimination, violence and racism’ against some fleeing Ukraine

New York: The head of UN refugee agency UNHCR, spoke out on Monday against the “ugly reality” that some refugees fleeing across the Ukraine border, and Third Country Nationals, have been subjected to racism and discrimination.

Afghan refugees in Indonesia sew their lips to protest against UNHCR

Jakarta/UNI: Afghan refugees in Indonesia have sewn their lips shut in an attempt to draw United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)'s attention as the organization has failed to address their problems and process their asylum-seeking cases.

UNHCR chief calls for mechanism to deal with ‘unprecedented’ displacement in Mexico and Central America

New York: Lack of opportunities, gangs, organized crime, the ravages of the pandemic and climate change, have triggered the displacement of nearly one million people in Mexico and Central America in recent years.

UNHCR recommends the end of refugee status for Ivorians by June

New York: Following an in-depth analysis of the situation in Côte d’Ivoire, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, recommended on Thursday that countries hosting Ivorians end their refugee status, and help them to voluntarily repatriate, obtain permanent residency or began the naturalization process to remain.