New corporate investment scheme helps fund UN quake relief efforts in Pakistan

As part of a strategic move to broaden its donor network and engage in innovative fund raising by entering the capital market, the United Nations refugee agency has teamed up with two Swiss with investment companies in a scheme that will benefit its earthquake relief operation in Pakistan.

First Sudanese refugees from Ethiopia arrive home under UN programme

Slaughtering a white bull and holding prayers at the border, some 500 Sudanese refugees arrived home yesterday in the first such repatriation convoy from Ethiopia under United Nations agreements that eventually aim to bring home the vast majority of the nearly 360,000 Sudanese who fled two decades of civil war.

Top UN refugee official to visit Russian Federation

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) leaves tomorrow for the Russian Federation for consultations with Government, civil society and the UN country team on the asylum system, the situation of statelessness and internal displacement.

UN refugee agency launches two new initiatives in West Africa

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is moving on two fronts in West Africa this week, in one case to regularize the status of newcomers from Togo in Ghana, and in the other to encourage long-term Liberian refugees in Guinea to return to their recently stabilized homeland.