Six people drown, 11 reported missing in smuggling off Yemeni coast – UN

Six people drowned and another 11 are reported missing and presumed dead after smugglers forced passengers overboard in deep water off the Yemeni coast last week, the third such incident so far this year, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

‘We want to go home,’ Congolese in Zambia tell UN refugee agency

Some 90 per cent of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in two camps in northern Zambia want to return home, the United Nations refugee agency said today after a survey was conducted in advance of voluntary returns planned for May.

Canadian officials receive UN training on dealing with refugees

Employees of two Canadian Government agencies recently received training from the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) to enable them to better address refugee and asylum issues.