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The head of the UN refugee agency says the latest shipwreck in which hundreds of refugees are feared drowned, demands a "robust" rescue-at-sea mechanism.
The UK Government is being threatened with legal action unless it stops sending arms to Israel and conducts a review of its current arms export licences.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Iraqi security forces not to intervene in the country’s political process amid heightened tensions and the threat from the Islamic State.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi want Syria to reconsider plans for a June presidential election.
Church leaders have urged David Cameron to rethink government policy on Britain accepting Syrian refugees.
The UN refugee agency has released updated guidelines on the protection needs of those fleeing southern and central Somalia.
The UNHCR wants US$99 million to help hundreds of thousands of displaced people in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
Violence and insecurity in Central African Republic has pushed the number of internally displaced people past 935,000.
Amnesty International has denounced Egypt’s hardline policy of unlawfully detaining and forcibly returning hundreds of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria.
Leading UK refugee charities have called on the Government to work with EU member states to establish a resettlement programme for Syrian refugees.