UN agency protests Panama’s deportation of Colombian refugees

The United Nations refugee agency today protested the deportation of Colombian refugees by Panamanian authorities, stressing that asylum seekers should not be forced to return to their country of origin.

Hundreds in Venezuela displaced by armed groups from Colombia, UN says

Hundreds of people have been displaced by incursions into Venezuela by irregular armed groups from Colombia and reported armed clashes along the border between the two countries, the United Nations refugee agency said today as it appealed to all combatants to respect the rights of the civilian population.