UN agency serving Palestine refugees hails India's contribution
The Government of India on Monday provided USD 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in support of its core programmes and services, including education and health. The contribution was presented to the UN agency by the Representative of India (ROI) to the State of Palestine, Sunil Kumar.
Hindu refugees in Ahmedabad feel the heat of lockdown
The graduate in fresh water biology from Sindh University found the price unaffordable ...
At least 19 million children at imminent risk due to Cyclone Amphan in India, Bangladesh:UNICEF
The extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan ma...
Return gift for ration: Hindu refugees from Pakistan hold a blood donation camp in Ahmedabad
The lockdown hit the Hindu Pakistani refugees in Ahmedabad hard, with many of them living from hand to mouth.
Procedures simplified for West Pakistan Refugees to avail benefits in J&K
In a decision taken by the administrative council headed by Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu, the requirement to submit succession certificates has been dispensed with for all WPRs to claim benefits under the package, in case the original WPR who is entitled for relief under the package has died, an official spokesman said.
For Chakma & Hajong refugees, citizenship struggle continues
All of 2019, Diyun town in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh was filled with hope as the Centre spoke of bringing in a law to end the travails of persecuted refugees.
Applications for asylum in EU plummet during pandemic
The number of asylum applications declined to 8,730 during April, an 86% drop from 61,421 in February, according to figures obtained by Reuters from the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). The EU had shut its external borders in March and many of its 27 member states suspended registration of applications.
Committed to support mutually-acceptable solution to enable return of Rohingya refugees: India
Addressing a seminar in Dhaka on 'Bangladesh & India: A Promising Future', Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said India was deeply appreciative of the spirit of humanism that motivated Bangladesh to offer shelter to nearly one million displaced people.
Number of Indian STEM students declines in US, rises in Canada
The number of Indian students enrolled in graduate-level computer science and engineering courses at US universities declined by over 25% between academic years 2016-17 and 2018-19, an analysis by National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) has found.
All refugees in India will be granted citizenship under CAA, says Amit Shah
Accusing opposition parties, including the TMC, of misguiding the refugees and minorities, Shah said not a single person will lose citizenship as a result of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Centre slashes relief-rehabilitation fund for refugees and migrants
Since India doesn’t have a refugee policy, Tibetans, Sri Lankan Tamils and West/East Pakistani refugees in Kashmir are granted financial aid on the humanitarian grounds.
UNHCR moves SC against CAA; India rejects intervention
Jeria in her plea to SC referred to India’s history of providing asylum to everyone who fled oppression and pointed out several areas of concern in the new law which placed it at odds with India’s international legal obligations.
View: West is selective on refugees, so why scoff at India for CAA?
Countries like the United Kingdom and Australia have points system ensuring that individuals with skills and those who will not burden the welfare system are accorded priority. While many countries like Hungary have consistently refused to settle any refugees from Iraq, Syria and North Africa on the grounds that such people wouldn’t fit in.
Will Bru-Reang refugee crisis end with the fresh agreement?
Bru-Reang representatives signed an accord with the Union Government and state governments of Tripura and Mizoram on Thursday. The 'historic...
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