The UN refugee agency on Tuesday announced this year’s Nansen Refugee Award is being presented to Sister Angélique Namaika, who works in a remote north-east region of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with survivors of displacement and abuse by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

The number of Syrians forced to seek shelter abroad since civil war began in March 2011 passed the 2 million mark on Tuesday with no sign of the outflow ending soon, the UNHCR informs.

UN condemns Australia asylum deal with PNG – Asia-Pacific – Al Jazeera English. Summary: The UN refugee agency has said it is troubled by Australia’s  agreement with Papua New Guinea (PNG), which would become the primary processing and resettlement country for asylum-seekers attempting to reach Australia by boat. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a written statement issued […]