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    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a United Nations programme with the mandate to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people, and assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.

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    UN evacuates almost 100 refugees from Libya
    International

    UN evacuates almost 100 refugees from Libya

    A group of 98 vulnerable refugees was on Thursday airlifted from war-wracked Libya to Italy in the third direct humanitarian evacuation to the country this year, United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said in a statement.

    UN for new partnerships to help Africa's 25mn displaced
    International

    UN for new partnerships to help Africa's 25mn displaced

    (/AKI) United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi on Friday called for new partners and "innovative tools" to aid 25 million people who have been forced to flee their homes in Africa.

    Scores drown off Libya in latest migrant shipwreck: UN
    International

    Scores drown off Libya in latest migrant shipwreck: UN

    At least 40 people are estimated to have drowned off the coast of Libya on Tuesday in the latest "shocking" boat disaster in the Mediterranean, the United Nations refugee agency said, urging Europe to renew efforts to prevent such deaths.

    40 people feared dead after boat capsizes off Libya's coast
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    40 people feared dead after boat capsizes off Libya's coast

    At least 40 people are feared dead after another boat capsized off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

    Rohingya refugees in Jammu pray for safety post Article 370
    National

    Rohingya refugees in Jammu pray for safety post Article 370

    Abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir will not change the status of the Rohingya refugees, the Bengali-dialect speaking Muslim minority from Myanmar who for the past few years have made Jammu their home.

    SC to study if illegal immigrants can get refugee status
    National

    SC to study if illegal immigrants can get refugee status

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to conduct a detailed hearing on whether illegal immigrants can be granted refugee status.

    UN urges release of all migrants detained in Libya
    International

    UN urges release of all migrants detained in Libya

    The United Nations on Wednesday called for all migrants held in Libya to be freed and evacuated from the war-wracked country and the closure of its detention centres after a deadly air strike on Tripoli's Tajoura facility killed at least 44 people overnight.

    UNHCR expresses concern over airstrike on migrant centre in Libya
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    UNHCR expresses concern over airstrike on migrant centre in Libya

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday expressed concern over the deadly airstrike on a migrant centre in the Tajoura suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli that left at least 40 people dead and 80 injured.

    Over 270,000 Rohingya refugees receive first ID cards: UN

    Over 270,000 Rohingya refugees receive first ID cards: UN

    The United Nations on Friday confirmed that more than 270,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been registered and provided with identity cards (ID) for the first time in an attempt to safeguard their right to voluntarily return home to Myanmar in the future.

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