September 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
More than 140,000 people have been internally displaced in Libya as a result of the country's rapidly deteriorating security situation, the UN said Monday. Renewed fighting between feuding militias has caused a new wave of displacement, particularly in the western outskirts of Tripoli and the ...[read more]
July 5, 2014
by William Helbling
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Thursday issued a new global strategy to help countries stop detaining asylum seekers, refugees and stateless people worldwide. The UN agency is concerned for the lasting physical and psychological impacts on families, specifically children, who are placed in ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku announced on Wednesday that Kenya deported 82 Somalis and rounded up hundreds of other undocumented immigrants in response to a series of attacks committed by Somali Militants since 2011. Since the crackdown, almost 4,000 have been arrested, nearly 500 ...[read more]
March 22, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a report on Friday detailing the asylum trends in industrialized countries in 2013. The report shows a notable increase in asylum claims across industrialized countries compared to recent years. Unlike in recent years, however, where ...[read more]
January 7, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Thailand to work with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to screen detained persons for refugee status and the mandate to protect refugees and stateless people. Thousands of ethnic Rohingya fleeing abuse in Rakhine state enter Thailand seeking asylum. According ...[read more]
October 25, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
UN Special Rapporteur Sheila Keetharuth appealed to the international community on Thursday to keep the Eritrean human rights situation in focus and to increase efforts to aid refugees. Approximately 300,000 Eritrean refugees fled the country in 2012 alone, and the UN Refugee Agency estimates ...[read more]
September 7, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday stated it is "increasingly worried" for the safety of civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR). UNHCR reported that during a visit to CAR last week, they witnessed virtual lawlessness in the CAR, discovering several villages burned to the ground and ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) praised the High Court of Kenya Tuesday for upholding the asylum right of urban refugees and expressed hope the government of Kenya will now resume legal services. Last week the High Court of Kenya ruled against a government directive to transfer refugees from urban ...[read more]
April 17, 2013
by Keith Herting
The government of Uganda and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Monday launched a 'mobile' court intended to serve both the migrant population of the Nakivale settlement and nearby Ugandan nationals. The project is intended to provide quicker access to justice as well as a deterrent to crime in ...[read more]
February 9, 2013
by Julie Deisher
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condemned a mortar attack on Camp Liberty, an Iranian exile camp near the Iraq capital Baghdad. The attack reportedly killed six people and injured several others. The camp functions as a temporary holding facility for over 3000 exiles, ...[read more]

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