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.