asylum

Latest boat tragedy off Libya coast spotlights rising Mediterranean death toll – UN agency

Search and rescue operations are ongoing for survivors following a recent boat accident in the Mediterranean, the latest tragic incident off the Libyan coast of Tripoli, according to the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR).

UN agency dismayed as Thailand deports Laotian refugee at risk of mistreatment

The United Nations refugee agency today spoke out against the deportation of a Laotian man from Thailand back to his homeland, where he could face harsh treatment amounting to persecution.

UN rights office ‘deeply disturbed’ over Australia’s handling of Sri Lanka asylum seekers

The United Nations human rights office said today that is “deeply disturbed” that Australian authorities on Sunday returned to Sri Lanka 41 people seeking asylum, apparently without adequate screening of their protection claims and needs.

UN voices concern after Australia returns asylum-seekers intercepted at sea to Sri Lanka

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today voiced deep concern after Australia handed over some 41 asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka after intercepting them at sea, and highlighted its unease with shipboard processing of protection claims.