Sri Lanka asked not to deport members of Pak minority

A US-based human rights group has asked Sri Lanka not to deport members of Pakistani minority Ahmadiya community until the UN refugee agency had full access to them and determined their need for international protection.

UN says 110,000 have fled to Russia from Ukraine

Some 110,000 people have fled to Russia from Ukraine while more than 54,000 have been displaced inside the conflict-torn country, the UN said today.

More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN

The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said Friday.

UN steps up humanitarian aid in Iraq

The UN agencies are stepping up humanitarian aid in north Iraq, where humanitarian and security situation is worsening due to recent attacks by Islamic insurgents, a UN spokesperson told reporters Friday.

South Sudan fighting uproots 70,000 in three weeks

The UN refugee agency said Tuesday that more than 70,000 South Sudanese have fled to safety in three weeks after a truce was signed in Addis Ababa May 9.

Rare aid enters rebel-held areas in Syria`s Aleppo

Syria`s Red Crescent and the UN refugee agency have delivered aid to rebel-held areas of Aleppo city for the first time in 10 months, the Red Crescent said Wednesday.

Rare aid enters rebel-held areas in Syria`s Aleppo

Syria`s Red Crescent and the UN refugee agency have delivered aid to rebel-held areas of Aleppo city for the first time in 10 months, the Red Crescent said Wednesday.

Israel to let more building materials into Gaza

Israel is to allow the entry of more building materials into the Gaza Strip, the defence ministry said on Sunday, and a UN refugee agency said they should be delivered soon.

UN relief efforts stepped up in Syria for winter

The UN Refugee Agency is delivering more aid across Syria in preparation for winter as the country is witnessing a 30-month conflict, a UN spokesperson said.

UN agency seeks fund for Congolese refugees

The UN refugee agency said Friday it is seeking an extra fund of $21.4 million to assist civilians who have fled the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to take refuge in neighbouring Uganda, Xinhua reported.

Over 625,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon: UNHCR

Over 625,000 Syrian refugees are receiving aid in Lebanon, the UN refugee agency has said.

At least 9,000 displaced in Somalia violence

Africa Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia said that its forces and the Somali Army have secured all major roads leading in and out of Afgooye town.

Angelina Jolie ‘looking to expand her role at UN refugee agency’

Hollywood beauty and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie is reportedly in talks about a new and expanded role with the UN refugee agency.