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UN: Millions of refugee children are out of school

More than half of the 6 million school-age refugees around the world have no school to go to, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Thursday, warning that this problem can lead to further conflicts...

IOM estimates 1,000 migrants died crossing Mediterranean last week

At least 1,000 migrants died in shipwrecks and boat capsizings in the central Mediterranean Sea last week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated on Tuesday.

UNHCR: 880 migrants died last week in attempt to cross Mediterranean

At least 880 migrants died last week in shipwrecks and boat capsizings while trying to cross the Mediterranean, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Tuesday, based on new information from survivors...

UN urges Kenya to rethink closure of camps for 600,000 refugees

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) asked Kenya on Monday to reconsider its decision to stop hosting 600,000 refugees, warning that such a move may violate the country's international obligations.

UNHCR: Collective return of refugees to Turkey is illegal

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) slams EU-Turkish plans to return migrants from Greece to Turkey, pointing out that such a move would violate European and international laws.

UNHCR rebukes Austria, Balkan states for causing migration "chaos"

New immigration restrictions along the Balkan route are "creating chaos at several border points," the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says.

OECD, UN refugee agency chiefs call for better integration in Europe

The heads of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called Thursday for better integration of asylum seekers in Europe.

Aid agencies seek 550 million dollars to help migrants in Europe

Aid agencies will need 550 million dollars to help migrants and refugees in southern Europe this year, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and more than 60 other aid organizations say in an appeal to...

1 million migrants crossed Mediterranean in 2015, UNHCR says

More than 1 million people risked their lives this year trying to reach Europe by sailing across the Mediterranean and more are arriving even after harsh weather set in, figures showed Wednesday...