UN agency lauds Venezuela for granting Colombians refugee status

The United Nations refugee agency today hailed Venezuela's granting of refugee status to the first group of Colombian asylum seekers to pass through its new application process.

Senior UN refugee official meets Colombian asylum seekers in Ecuador

A senior official of the United Nations refugee agency is in Ecuador today continuing the second part of a week-long mission that began in Colombia, which has sent large numbers of asylum seekers to its South American neighbour.

Colombia: UN official to highlight plight of blockaded areas in talks with President

A senior official of the United Nations refugee agency is set to meet today with President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia for talks on the humanitarian situation in the country, after travelling to the poor and isolated western region over the weekend for a first-hand look at affected communities.

Senior official of UN refugee agency heads to Colombia for talks on humanitarian crisis

A senior United Nations refugee official is heading to South America this weekend for talks in Colombia on the growing humanitarian crisis there and its effects on neighbouring countries.