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Côte d’Ivoire / Human Rights

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 12:09 pm | UNHCR

ABIDJAN / GENEVA (20 January 2017) – The United Nations Independent Expert on capacity building and technical cooperation for Côte d’Ivoire in the field of human rights, Mohammed Ayat, today examined the challenges for the new Ivorian political ... More >>

Immediate solutions needed for Nauru

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 11:23 am | UNHCR

UNHCR is gravely concerned about allegations raised in ‘The Nauru Files’ published today by The Guardian Australia. More >>

UNHCR Commends the New Zealand Government for its Response

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 8:45 am | UNHCR

UNHCR welcomes the announcement, made today by the Honorable Michael Woodhouse, Immigration Minister that New Zealand will resettle 750 Syrian refugees in urgent need of protection over the course of the next two and a half years. More >>

Italy urged to “rekindle its fight to end human trafficking”

Sunday, 22 September 2013, 11:34 am | UNHCR

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, today called on the Government of Italy to further boost and coordinate its national anti-trafficking response. More >>

Australia: Migration Amendment Bil

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 3:25 pm | UNHCR

UNHCR's longstanding view is that under international law any excision of territory for a specific purpose has no bearing on the obligation of a country to abide by its international treaty obligations which apply to all of its territory. This includes ... More >>

World Refugee Day: 80% Of Refugees Live In Region Of Origin

Monday, 20 June 2011, 3:02 pm | UNHCR

World Refugee Day 2011 New Report shows 80 per cent of world’s refugees live in region of origin More >>

Italy: Fleeing Tunisia

Thursday, 24 February 2011, 10:08 am | UNHCR

Over 6000 Tunisians have landed on the shores of the small Italian island of Lampedusa over the past weeks. More >>

Incident at Christmas Island

Thursday, 16 December 2010, 2:12 pm | UNHCR

The United Nations Refugee Agency today expressed its deep concern and sorrow at the tragic loss of lives after the sinking of a vessel presumed to be carrying asylum-seekers off Christmas Island.UNHCR recognizes the essential role played by agencies and individuals ... More >>

Changes to Australian Detention Arrangements

Tuesday, 20 April 2010, 12:50 pm | UNHCR

UNHCR said today that, while it acknowledges the operational constraints over the capacity of Christmas Island following recent boat arrivals, it is disappointed that the Government has chosen not to explore alternatives to detention for people who ... More >>

New UNHCR Asylum Trends Report

Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 6:39 pm | UNHCR

New asylum report: 377,200 people seek refuge in industrialized countries in 2009, mainly in Europe and North America More >>

Conference to Reduce and Prevent Statelessness

Monday, 7 December 2009, 2:14 pm | UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in cooperation with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Centre in Ashgabat, is hosting a two-day conference on the topic of statelessness in Central Asia, where ... More >>

UN Refugee Agency: Probe Into Abuse in Greece

Tuesday, 27 October 2009, 11:11 am | UNHCR

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today expressed serious concern over recently reported violent incidents at a detention centre in Greece, and called for a thorough investigation into the matter. According to the ... More >>

Zimbabweans Struggle For Asylum In South Africa

Sunday, 13 July 2008, 6:53 am | UNHCR

People fleeing political violence in Zimbabwe were not being properly screened at the South Africa border, raising fears that people with a genuine fear of persecution could be deported. The number of Zimbabweans fleeing to S. Africa has risen considerably. More >>

NZ Urged To Protect Refugees After New UN Report

Thursday, 19 June 2008, 9:04 am | UNHCR

A report by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has found that the number of refugees worldwide soared by 1.9 million to 11.4 million at the end of 2007. The number of people displaced internally by conflict or persecution rose by 1.6 million ... More >>

UNHCR Welcomes End of Australia's Pacific Solution

Thursday, 7 February 2008, 5:22 pm | UNHCR

The UN Refugee Agency today welcomed the end of Australia's Pacific Solution which will come to a close tomorrow (Friday 8 Feb), with the departure of the last remaining 21 refugees from Nauru to Australia. More >>

Help Us Revive Traditional Lands, Ask Returnees

Tuesday, 25 December 2007, 6:26 am | UNHCR

When thousands uprooted themselves from Pakistan and returned home to Afghanistan, one imagines they headed for nothing less than the Garden of Eden. What they found was an arid dustbowl mired in dispute and scattered with explosives. More >>

Steep Rise Asylum Seekers As Poland Joins Schengen

Saturday, 22 December 2007, 8:07 am | UNHCR

There are reports that smugglers have been intentionally spreading rumours among potential asylum seekers that their access to Polish territory would be hampered after 21 December, thus encouraging more people to go to Poland before today's deadline. More >>

Many Refugees Misunderstand Schengen Expansion

Saturday, 22 December 2007, 7:46 am | UNHCR

"People are under the impression that in addition to crossing borders without passports, they can also settle down and work wherever they want within the Schengen zone," said Regional Representative Lloyd Dakin. More >>

The Gulf Of Aden Takes Its Toll: 58 More Deaths

Wednesday, 19 December 2007, 4:52 am | UNHCR

Once again, the Gulf of Aden has taken its toll. On Saturday, at least 58 people - 54 Ethiopians and four Somalis - were confirmed dead, while 37 people remain missing from a boat carrying 148 people that capsized off the coast of Yemen. More >>

Nth Iraq: Turkish Shelling Causing Displacement

Wednesday, 19 December 2007, 4:47 am | UNHCR

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Astrid van Genderen Stort - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 18 December 2007, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. More >>