UN official urges European Union to set good example in refugee protection

The head of the United Nations refugee agency has urged European Union (EU) members to serve as examples of the proper treatment of refugees and to forge a cohesive regional response to new forms of forced displacement, including population movement caused by the effects of climate change.

UN mobile teams register 26,000 Colombian refugees in northern Ecuador

Under an innovative new scheme, United Nations-supported mobile teams have traversed difficult terrain in an isolated region of northern Ecuador for the past year to register 26,000 Colombian refugees.