PARIS, Jan 3: The number of migrants who died or went missing attempting to cross the Mediterranean fell by more than a quarter in 2018 over the previous year, to 2,262, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.
GENEVA, Sept 11: United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Monday for a new quasi-judicial body to collect evidence with a view to future prosecution of crimes against Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar including murder and torture.
PESHAWAR, Sept 9: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi on Saturday appreciated the government of Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan refugees for almost four decades and said their voluntary repatriation would continue.
KATHMANDU, June 15: The newly-appointed UNHCR Representative in Nepal Bushra Halepota presented her credentials to Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali on Friday. Bushra, who just arrived in Nepal to take up her new assignment as UNHCR Representative in Nepal, began her career with the UN in 1991. She later joined the UN refugee agency in 1994 and served in a number of countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United States of America, Armenia, Pakistan and Iraq.
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh, Sept 5: A massive influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing recent violence in Myanmar has pushed aid services in Bangladesh to the brink, with established camps already beyond capacity, aid workers said Tuesday.