Tag: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

‘Sharp rise’ In Nicaraguans Fleeing To Costa Rica, Strains Asylum System

Around three per cent of Costa Rica’s population is now made up of Nicaraguan refugees and asylum seekers, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. Doubling in number over the last eight months, the agency now estimates that there are more than 150,000 Nicaraguans who have crossed over the southern border, seeking refuge in […]

UN Commission On Refugees Welcomes Dominican Republic Move on Citizenship

TAMAYO — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes a decision by the Dominican Republic to allow the naturalization of about 750 people born and raised in the country who were previously deprived of citizenship due to the immigration status of their parents. “This gives hope and dignity to hundreds of stateless people whose lives had […]