United Nation ceases migrant transfers to sealed Lesbos camp

United Nation ceases migrant transfers to sealed Lesbos camp

The UN refugee agency said on Monday it will no longer transfer newly-arrived migrants on Lesbos to a camp on the island, after Greece began to confine them to the facility as part of the EU-Turkey deal.

Asylum guarantees must prevail under EU-Turkey deal: UNHCR

Greece`s capacity to receive people and assess asylum claims must be strengthened for the deal between the EU and Turkey to work while Turkey must give a fair and timely review to those needing protection, the United Nations said on Friday. 

Over 1 million migrants reach Europe by sea in 2015: UN

Over 1 million migrants reach Europe by sea in 2015: UN

Over one million migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015, nearly half of them Syrians, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.

EU gets 1 million migrants in 2015, smugglers seen making $1 billion

EU gets 1 million migrants in 2015, smugglers seen making $1 billion

Almost all those arriving came across the Mediterranean or the Aegean Seas, and half were Syrians fleeing the war. 

UN says refusing refugees after Paris attacks not 'way to go'

UN have hit back at calls to turn back refugees from Syria.

Migrant crisis spurs child statelessness, UN warns

Migrant crisis spurs child statelessness, UN warns

'Several million children are watching their childhoods slip away without the sense of belonging and protection.'

4-5,000 migrants try to board trains in Croatia border town: UNHCR

 Between 4,000 and 5,000 migrants were attempting to board trains to the Croatian capital Zagreb Thursday from Tovarnik after crossing the border with Serbia, the UN refugee agency said.

UNHCR urges Hungary to allow access for refugees, Serbia can't cope

The United Nations refugee agency voiced shock on Wednesday at Hungary`s turning back of refugees and preventing them from entering the European Union with water cannons and tear gas, noting that many were Syrian families.

UN welcomes EU migrant quotas plan, but says not enough

The United Nations on Friday hailed a European Union plan to distribute 160,000 refugees around the continent, but warned it would not be enough and tens of thousands more places are needed.

Paris Saint-Germain to donate over USD 1mn to help refugees

Paris Saint-Germain to donate over USD 1mn to help refugees

Paris Saint-Germain, or PSG, will donate 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to associations that help refugees, the French club said on Wednesday in a statement.

Australia firm on refugee quota, but will admit more Syrians

Australian leader Tony Abbott said Sunday the government would welcome a higher portion of Syrian refugees amid Europe`s humanitarian crisis, but would not increase its annual refugee intake.

International Olympic Committee announces USD 2 million emergency fund for migrant crisis

International Olympic Committee announces USD 2 million emergency fund for migrant crisis

As the world continues to grapple with ever-deepening migrant crisis, sports organisations have come out of their comfort zone in a bid to help minimise the impact of worst refugee crisis since World War II. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday joined other sports organisations and clubs by announcing a USD 2 million emergency fund to help refugees.

US under pressure to accept more Syrian refugees

As the world watches drowned refugees wash up on Europe`s beaches, the United States is also under pressure to do more to help the desperate victims of Syria`s civil war.

Five Syrian migrants die off Turkish coast: Reports

Nearly 21,000 refugees and migrants arrived in crisis-hit Greece last week -- nearly half the total number of arrivals in all of 2014 -- the United Nations said Tuesday.

Up to 40 migrants feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast: UNHCR

 Up to 40 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their rubber dinghy capsized off the coast of chaos-wracked Libya, according to survivors interviewed by the UN refugee agency Thursday.

Abbas has accepted, understood India's stand at UNHCR: Aide

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has "accepted and understood" India's recent abstention from voting on Gaza conflict in the UNHCR and hoped that "nothing has changed in Palestine's traditional ties with India", his top aide said on Thursday.

Number of Syrian refugees tops four million mark: UN

Number of Syrian refugees tops four million mark: UN

More than four million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees in the surrounding region -- a million of them in the past 10 months alone, the United Nations said Thursday.

More than 135,000 refugees reached Europe by sea in 2015's 1st half: UNHCR

More than 135,000 refugees reached Europe by sea in 2015's 1st half: UNHCR

More than 135,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe by sea in the first half of 2015, with most of the burden being borne by countries in southern Europe, according to a new report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

India observes World Refugee Day

India observes World Refugee Day

Aiming to raise awareness about the plight of refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today held series of programmes across the country to mark the World Refugee Day.

World's displaced hits record high of 60 million, half of them children: UN

Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday.