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Stranded Sudanese refugees leave Iraq for Romania, reports UN agency

A group of 97 Sudanese refugees, mainly from the strife-torn region of Darfur, who have been stranded in a makeshift camp in the Iraqi desert since 2005, are on their way to Romania, where they hope to be resettled, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

UN refugee chief lauds Iran’s generosity in hosting uprooted Afghans

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has lauded Iran’s long record of generosity in hosting uprooted Afghans and called on the international community to do more to ensure they can finally go home and rebuild their lives.

UN refugee chief heads to Afghanistan to assess repatriation operation

The top United Nations refugee official will be visiting Afghanistan next week to assess the progress and challenges in the world’s largest voluntary repatriation programme, which has already assisted some 4.3 million people in returning to their homeland.

Floods hit Palestinian refugees stuck in Iraq-Syria border camps – UN

The United Nations refugee agency today urged the international community to offer resettlement to desperate Palestinian refugees trapped in camps on the Iraq-Syria border, as it rushed emergency aid to hundreds after heavy rain and flooding caused chaos and misery.

Economic, social, political trends endanger world’s uprooted – UN refugee chief

The world’s poor and uprooted people are increasingly at risk as the world struggles with a combination of adverse economic, social and political trends that threaten to trigger even greater displacement in the future, the top United Nations refugee official warned today.

Over 20 refugees feared dead in Sudan river crossing – UN agency

Twenty-one refugees are feared dead after their overloaded boat capsized during a smuggling incident in eastern Sudan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

UNICEF welcomes British recognition of migrant children’s rights

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today applauded the decision by the British Government to grant children seeking asylum, migrant children and those trafficked into the country the same rights as British children, including their right to education, health care and social services.

Afghan repatriation tops agenda of UN refugee chief’s visit to Pakistan

The top United Nations refugee official today wrapped up a three-day visit to Pakistan, during which the Government agreed to revise a plan for the repatriation of the nearly 2 million remaining Afghan refugees in the country that was due to end next year.

Ban calls for 'redoubled' efforts on causes and consequences of forced displacement

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has marked World Refugee Day today with a call for greater international solidarity to protect victims of forced displacement across the globe.

‘Protection’ the theme as UN activities mark World Refugee Day

From recreations of refugee camp life in national capitals to film festivals, food bazaars and fashion shows, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is observing World Refugee Day today with a series of activities around the globe to draw attention to the plight faced by the displaced.