World Refugee Day

Record 65 million people displaced worldwide: UN

Counting Earth`s population at 7.349 billion, the UN said that one out of every 113 people on the planet was now either internally displaced or a refugee.

Jun 20, 2016, 11:03 AM IST

Angelina Jolie visits camp for Syrian refugees in Turkey

 Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie on Saturday called for more international action to help refugees as she visited a camp in southeastern Turkey housing thousands of Syrians who fled their war-torn country.

Jun 21, 2015, 02:14 AM IST

Berlin, Rome, Paris protesters say yes to migrants

Thousands of people took to the streets in several European cities on Saturday, in a show of solidarity with migrants seeking refuge in Europe and against austerity measures in debt-ridden Greece.

Jun 21, 2015, 01:21 AM IST

UN marks World Refugee Day in Damascus

The UN`s refugee agency marked World Refugee Day Saturday in Damascus, calling on the global community not to ignore the plight of millions of people around the world displaced by war and persecution.

Jun 21, 2015, 00:01 AM IST

AIATF chief Bitta slams govt over plight of Kashmiri Pandits

All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) chief MS Bitta on Saturday backed the demands of Kashmiri Pandits, saying their "plight" reminds him of the Punjab insurgency, even as he slammed the political leadership for "failing" to get the desired "homeland" for the community.

Jun 20, 2015, 23:55 PM IST
India observes World Refugee Day

India observes World Refugee Day

Aiming to raise awareness about the plight of refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today held series of programmes across the country to mark the World Refugee Day.

Jun 20, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

UN must act to save refugees, says Amnesty

The UN Security Council is failing to maintain international peace and security in conflict zones, Amnesty International said on World Refugee Day Friday.

Jun 20, 2014, 12:41 PM IST

Angelina Jolie urges leaders to make Syria diplomacy work

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie says the Syrian civil war is the world`s most acute humanitarian crisis and is calling on world leaders to make diplomatic efforts to end it succeed.

Jun 20, 2013, 22:16 PM IST

UN pegs number of refugees displaced at two-decade high

Conflict in countries including Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia created millions of new refugees in 2012.

Jun 20, 2013, 09:08 AM IST

UN observes World Refugee Day

Recent reports from the UN Refugee Agency estimate that about 800,000 people were forced to forcibly flee their homes in 2011.

Jun 21, 2012, 08:45 AM IST

For hundreds of refugees, India is their 2nd home

Despite the pain of leaving their homes and in many cases, part of their families, these stateless people are now hoping for a better life.

Jun 19, 2011, 17:33 PM IST