Libya allows UN refugee agency to resume operations

The United Nations refugee agency has been allowed to resume operations in Libya, nearly three weeks after authorities in the North African country ordered the agency to stop work and close its offices.

Delays in rescue operation off Malta’s coast sparks UN agency’s concern

The United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern over delays of a search-and-rescue operation for a boat carrying more than 20 people – mostly Eritreans – near Malta.