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UNHCR welcomes Iran’s new law allowing women to pass citizenship to children
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in a statement on Tuesday welcomed a recent move by Iranian government’s amendment of a law allowing children born to Iranian women and non-Iranian fathers to acquire Iranian nationality, regardless of whether they are born on Iranian territory.
Migrant death toll in Mediterranean tops 1,000 for 6th year – UNHCR
More than 1,000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea this year, the sixth year in a row that that "bleak milestone" has been reached, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.
UNHCR official lauds Iran’s support for refugees, urges support
The representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tehran commended Iran’s “generous hospitality” towards refugees in the country and called for international support to help the Islamic Republic cope with refugee woes.
UNHCR sends humanitarian aid to flood-hit Iran
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) sent a batch of humanitarian aid to the flood-hit Iranians and refugees living in western parts of Iran.
Thousands flee Nigerian city into Cameroon fearing terrorist attack – UNHCR
Around 30,000 people fled into Cameroon at the weekend from the Nigerian city of Rann, fearing an attack by Boko Haram terrorists, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.
UNHCR calls for mechanism to share out migrant burden
Outgoing UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi on Friday appealed for the creation of a clear mechanism for European states to share out the burden of migrants rescued at sea rather than work on a case by case basis.
UNHCR: Tripoli facility ready to help refugees caught up in fighting
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Saturday recommended that thousands of refugees who escaped from detention centers amid clashes between militia in Tripoli be directed to a facility in the capital to help them to safety.
750,000 internally displaced Syrians returned home in first half of 2018, UNHCR says
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says an estimated 750,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syrian returned to their homes in the first half of the current year, adding that the figure equals the amount for all of last year.
UNHCR concerned about safety of 56 Rohingya refugees in stormy seas
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is worried about the fate of 56 Rohingya refugees sailing on a Malaysia-bound boat in stormy waters off Thailand, as indications suggest that overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh may prompt more Rohingya Muslims to embark on similar journeys across the Andaman Sea.
UNHCR thanks Iran for facilitating education for Afghan children
Head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Iran thanked Iran's Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for ordering Iranian officials to provide education to Afghan children.
UNHCR says Israel should halt policy of relocating African refugees
The United Nations refugee agency has called on Israeli authorities to scrap a new program that forces thousands of African refugees out of the occupied territories.
FM Zarif calls for maintaining coop. with UNHCR
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif met with UNHCR representative where he highlighted Iran’s extensive, generous measures in aiding refugees and called for maintaining cooperation with UNHCR.
UNHCR: World’s stateless deserve nationality
An estimated 10 million people worldwide are stateless, including three million officially, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.
Crisis looms as nearly 125,000 refugees flood into Bangladesh
Nearly 125,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since a fresh upsurge of violence in Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as fears grow of a humanitarian crisis in the overstretched camps.
US threatens to leave UNHCR over ‘obsession’ with Israel
The United States says it is considering ending its participation in the UN Human Rights Council over the inter-governmental body’s "obsession" with Israel.

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