Increasingly complex conflicts put aid efforts at risk, warns UN refugee chief

As global conflicts become more complex – involving State armies, militias and insurgents – humanitarian efforts are increasingly put at risk, the United Nations refugee chief warned today.

Kazakhstan: UN voices concerns over allegations of abuse of Uzbek refugees

The United Nations refugee agency today expressed its concern over the temporary detention and alleged mistreatment of Uzbek refugees and asylum-seekers that took place last week in Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty.

UN agency hails 40th anniversary of landmark African refugee convention

Today marks the 40th anniversary of an African refugee convention, which the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) hails as “groundbreaking” for having paved the way for millions on the continent to receive protection and assistance.

At-risk refugees gain temporary sanctuary in the Philippines under agreement with UN

The Philippines has become only the second country in the world to be formally designated as a transit country for at-risk refugees on their way to resettlement elsewhere under an agreement reached by the United Nations and the Asian nation.