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Croatia elected to UN Human Rights Council

Croatia was elected to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the first time on Friday, while Russia was not re-elected, the Croatian Foreign Ministry said in a press release.

UN: Islamic State captures 3,000 Iraqis fleeing violence in north

The Islamic State extremist group has reportedly captured up to 3,000 people in Iraq as they fled violence in the country's north, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) confirmed Friday.

UN: Forced displacement reaches new record of 65.3 million

A record 65.3 million people are internally displaced, asylum seekers or refugees, as a result of new conflicts that have erupted and old ones that have not been solved for decades, the UN Refugee...

UN: 10,000 migrants have died in Mediterranean since start of 2014

An estimated 10,000 migrants have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean since the start of 2014, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said...

UNHCR: At least 880 migrants died trying to cross Mediterranean

At least 880 migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean last week, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Tuesday, raising the number after learning of more sea accidents in recent days.

UNHCR says up to 500 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Up to 500 people may have died in a major shipwreck in the Mediterranean, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Wednesday, after hearing from dozens of survivors whose accounts backed up previous...

Mediterranean Sea: The world's deadliest migration route

Reports from UN Refugee Agency UNHCR that up to 500 people are feared dead following a shipwreck off the coast of Libya confirm the Mediterranean's grim status as the world's deadliest migration...

UN launches mission to investigate reported Mediterranean shipwreck

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has sent a team to Greece to investigate reports of a major shipwreck in the Mediterranean, UNHCR spokeswoman Ariane Rummery said Tuesday in Geneva.

UNHCR demands end to Greek refugee chaos before returns to Turkey

The rights of refugees must be recognized in Greece and Turkey before the European Union can start returning people from one country to the other, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says, pointing to...

UNHCR reduces aid in Greece amid concerns about EU-Turkey deal

International aid organizations said Tuesday that they are reducing services on Greek islands because migrant reception centres have been turned into detention sites as part of the EU-Turkey...

UNHCR reduces aid in Greece amid concerns over EU-Turkey deal

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has reduced its services on Greek islands because migrant reception centres have been turned into detention sites as part of the EU-Turkey migration deal, agency...

UN: More than 1 million refugees reached Greece since 2015

Greece has seen more than 1 million refugees arrive on its shores since the start of last year, the latest data by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) shows.

People smugglers only winners as Balkan borders shut, warn aid groups

"We are concerned that this will fuel the people-smuggling business. This situation is good only for them," a UN refugee agency (UNHCR) spokeswoman, Mirjana Ivanovic-Milenkovski, told dpa.

UN official: Migrant numbers in Greece could triple in six weeks

The number of migrants stranded in Greece as a result of border closures in the Balkans could more than triple over the next six weeks, a senior official from UN Refugee Agency UNHCR warned on...

UN accuses Austria and Balkan countries of migrant "chaos"

The new restrictions on migrants along the Balkan route are "creating chaos at several border points," the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday expressing concern because of recent "...