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UN appeals to Trump: US contribution to refugee resettlement vital

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has appealed to President Donald Trump to rethink his policy to halt immigration to the United States, stressing the importance of his country's contribution to alleviating the global refugee crisis.

UN launches mobile messaging system for Afghan refugees in Pakistan

The United Nations launched a mobile messaging service for young Afghan refugees in Pakistan, enabling them to make visible their needs and issues in the areas of health, education and protection, water sanitation, social welfare and others, the world body said in a press release on Friday.

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 Agency (UNHCR) reported Monday.

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 Tuesday in Geneva.

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 media reports.

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 route.

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 chaotic conditions in Greece.

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 migration deal.

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 spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said Tuesday.

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 Friday.

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 "restrictive practices" adopted by a number of European countries including Austria, Slovenia and Macedonia.

UN: 26,000 flee ethnic violence in South Sudan refugee camp

Some 26,000 people have reportedly fled a refugee camp in South Sudan after ethnic clashes broke out at the UN facility, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said Friday.

UN calls on Turkey to open border to refugees fleeing Aleppo

UN agencies on Tuesday called on Turkey to let in masses of refugees fleeing a government offensive in northern Syria and warned that up to 300,000 people in rebel-held eastern Aleppo city faced being cut off from aid.

Aid agencies seek 550 million dollars for migrants, most for Greece

International aid agencies said Tuesday that they require 550 million dollars to help migrants and refugees in southern Europe this year, with more than half of the sum needed in Greece, where fear and anger grow over the escalating crisis. 

About 1,000 migrants arrive in Croatia on Thursday morning

Only seven migrants stayed at the winter reception centre in Slavonski Brod, about 200 kilometres east of Zagreb.

More than 1 million migrants have entered Europe this year

Refugee and migrant arrivals into Europe this year have surpassed the 1-million mark, international migration watchdogs said Tuesday.

Croatia sets high standards in refugee treatment - conference

The two-day conference was organised by the Croatian Ministry of the Interior, the UNHCR Office and the Croatian Red Cross (HCK).

UNHCR delegation commends refugee transit centre in Slavonski Brod

In a statement for the press, Okoth Obbo confirmed that not all persons on the refugee route had the right to refugee status but they all had the right to seek asylum and protection.

Serbia, Macedonia start allowing in only Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan migrants

"As of 6 p.m. (1600 GMT) yesterday evening Serbia started turning back (to Macedonia) all but Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans," UNHCR spokeswoman Melita Sunjic said.

Plane from Dubai with relief for refugees arrives in Osijek

Transportni zrakoplov A300 iz Dubaija, koji donosi 37 tona različite humanitarne pomoći za potrebe izbjeglica s Bliskog Istoka i iz srednje Azije, sletio je ...

UNHCR: Over 10,000 refugees currently in Serbia

UNHCR spokeswoman Melita Sunjic was quoted by media in Belgrade as warning that this was "a big river of people" that was not easy to stop.

Red Cross secretary-general commends Croatian efforts for refugees

He welcomed and commended the efforts in responding to the needs of refugees