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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...

Australians question validity of Sri Lankan asylum claims

11:43 26/09/2012
Australian politicians have questioned the validity of asylum claims made by Sri Lankan nationals after 16 Sri Lankan nationals held on Christmas Island were sent back to Sri Lanka at their own...

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...

Greece to place more guards at Turkey border to deter refugees

15:16 02/08/2012
Greece has announced they are quadrupling the number of guards at their border with Turkey and increasing other security defenses because of a potential influx of Syrian refugees. Thousands of...

Sri Lanka now requires all visitors to apply for visas online

12:46 14/01/2012
From 1 January 2012, all short term visitors and transit passengers to Sri Lanka must apply for their visas online. Sri Lanka closed their visa on arrival facility for citizens of all but two...

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