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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UN launches appeal for Syria

15:27 22/12/2012
The United Nations has issued a request for US$1.5bn to help support 5m Syrians displaced by the Syrian conflict. The UN has said that it needs US$519.6m to support 4m people internally displaced in...

Greek border guards accused of human rights breach

18:06 12/12/2012
Human rights campaigners have alleged that Greek border guards have been using illegal tactics to keep refugees out of Greece. Greece has long been the main point of entry for illegal immigrants into...

UN commissioner calls for more aid for refugees

13:11 04/10/2012
A high ranking UN official has today put out a call for greater assistance for refugees. The UN High Commission for Refugees' (UNHCR) Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Erika Feller gave a...

UN fears that Syria's neighbours may close borders

19:42 29/08/2012
There are fears that countries neighbouring Syria may close their borders following a sharp increase in the numbers of refugees crossing their borders from Syria. Over 214,000 Syrian refugees have...

Several Olympic athletes have applied for asylum in the UK

14:54 08/08/2012
With the Olympics in full swing, several athletes on UK visas have applied for asylum. Some of the athletes were set to compete in the games while several others were granted UK visas as part of the...

New figures released for Australia's humanitarian visa program

19:58 25/07/2012
Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has released new figures stating that 13,759 visas were issued under Australia's humanitarian program last year. Out of the total allocation of 13,759...

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