UN refugee chief laments loss of life from boat tragedy off Indonesian coast

The United Nations refugee chief today mourned the loss of life caused by the sinking of an overcrowded vessel off the coast of Indonesia on Saturday that has reportedly left around 200 people, including many women and children, still missing.

Donors pledge $482 million for UN efforts to help displaced, stateless people

Donor governments today pledged $482 million for the United Nations refugee agency’s operations in 2012 to help forcibly displaced and stateless people worldwide.