1.4 million refugees set to need urgent resettlement in 2020: UNHCR

More than 1.4 million displaced people in over 60 refugee hosting countries will need resettlement next year, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday, while also supporting a call for far greater protection for vulnerable LGBTI individuals seeking asylum.

News in Brief 13 October 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Fair trial concerns for Nigeria’s Boko Haram suspects

Concerns have been raised by the UN about the trials of more than 2,000 suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.

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Refugee chief’s call for more shelter places

A massive increase is needed in the number of refugees given shelter in so-called third countries, the head of the UN refugee agency (UNCHR) said on Monday.

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Cautious welcome as EU refugee resettlement bid starts

News that the European Union-wide refugee resettlement scheme has begun has been welcomed by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

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