Serious shortcomings at asylum processing centre in Nauru, UN refugee agency warns

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of serious shortcomings at an offshore processing centre on the South Pacific island nation of Nauru to which Australia sends asylum-seekers.

UN agency urges probe into death of Afghan asylum-seeker in Indonesia

The United Nations refugee agency today called on Indonesian authorities to carry out a swift and thorough investigation into the reported death of an Afghan asylum-seeker following a failed escape attempt from a detention facility in the country.