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UN official urges Islamic nations to integrate ancient principles into refugee laws

Addressing a first-of-its-kind meeting on refugees in the Muslim world, the top United Nations refugee official today urged Islamic nations to take long-standing principles of providing asylum and enshrine them in national legislation

UN urges humanitarian solution for DPR Korea nationals detained in China

The United Nations refugee agency today called on China not to send back to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) a group of some 25 people it arrested this month and to find a humanitarian solution to the situation.

UN human rights office welcomes ruling on treatment of migrants at sea

The United Nations human rights office today added its voice in support of a European court ruling that found it is wrong for a country to collectively expel migrants intercepted on the high seas without first determining whether this would place their lives at risk.

UN agency welcomes court decision on responsibility to migrants at sea

A court decision that found Italy was wrong to intercept and return a boatload of African migrants without first determining whether this would jeopardize their lives is a turning point regarding national responsibilities to migrants, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN agency implements strategy to conclude three refugee crises is Africa

The United Nations refugee agency reported today that it has embarked on the implementation of a set of strategies to conclude three of Africa’s long-standing refugee crises that involved helping people uprooted by old conflicts in Angola, Liberia and Rwanda.

UN refugee agency concerned over treatment of asylum-seekers in Ukraine

The United Nations refugee agency has voiced concern over the plight of asylum-seekers, including some minors, held in two detention centres in Ukraine, where more than 100 people are reportedly challenging their detention or have complained that they were denied the right to apply for asylum.