UN refugee agency’s Morocco office re-opens after sit-in

A sit-in by Congolese refugees demanding financial assistance from the Rabat office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has ended peacefully, allowing the facility to re-open, a spokesperson for the agency said today.

UN agency calls for action to save boat people off Malta

The United Nations refugee agency today called attention to the plight of over 50 people – including possibly a number of asylum-seekers – last seen aboard a boat off the south coast of Malta, and urged countries in the region to try to find them.

Winners of North Pole race pledge funds to UN refugee agency

Two intrepid young Britons have won an Arctic sprint to the magnetic North Pole which they say should boost their chances of raising $495,000 for the United Nations refugee agency.