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More than 70 government ministers expected for upcoming UN forum on refugees

As the debate on migration-related issues is heating up around the world, over 70 government ministers are expected to attend next week's landmark meeting in Geneva on refugee issues, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

UN agency repatriates last group of Tanzanian refugees from Kenya

The last group of Tanzanian refugees who fled civil disturbances to Kenya earlier this year began repatriating by air this morning, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

UN refugee chief seeks to open new camps in Pakistan for fleeing Afghans

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today held talks in Islamabad on the possibility of opening new camps in Pakistan to accommodate the thousands of Afghans fleeing their country.

Security concerns must be balanced with asylum principles, UN refugee agency says

As new concerns have emerged in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks against the United States, an official from the United Nations refugee agency today urged governments to balance security needs with refugee protection principles.

UN refugee agency pays tribute to slain humanitarian relief workers

Honouring colleagues who have lost their lives while carrying out their work, the staff of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today called for more international efforts to ensure the safety and security of humanitarian personnel and the millions of people they help around the world.

UNHCR plans to speak to Liberians aboard ship stranded off West Africa coast

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today it was planning to interview a group of 150 Liberians on board a Swedish-registered ship that was able to dock on Tuesday in Lagos, Nigeria, after a month-long odyssey along the coast of West Africa.

Kenya: three locally hired UNHCR staff plead 'not guilty' to extortion charges

Three staff members of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today pleaded "not guilty" to charges that they had extorted money from refugees seeking resettlement in Kenya.