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Security concerns must be balanced with asylum principles, UN refugee agency says

As new concerns have emerged in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks against the United States, an official from the United Nations refugee agency today urged governments to balance security needs with refugee protection principles.

UNHCR expresses deep concern over attacks on asylum-seekers in United Kingdom

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today reacted with deep concern to the outbreak of vicious attacks on asylum-seekers in the United Kingdom over the past week, urging politicians and the media to deal responsibly with the issue.

Seven asylum seekers from DPR of Korea arrive in Seoul

Seven asylum seekers from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea who had sought help at the United Nations refugee agency's office in Beijing arrived in Seoul over the weekend, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).