The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to dole out Rs.90 crore as a one-time financial aid to some 1,800 riot-hit Muslim families still in refugee camps so that they start life anew.
A total of 97 Muslims and 16 non-Muslims were killed in the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh last month, the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has said.
The children are among nearly 1,300 people who arrive each day at the Dadaab refugee camps.
One of the unmentioned effects of last month’s earthquake in Haiti is that women and young girls are suffering a rising number of rapes and sexual assaults, according to leading aid agencies.
Sri Lanka will on Monday allow
thousands of civilians to leave state-run camps where they
have been detained since the military`s victory over Tamil
Tiger separatist rebels, a senior official said.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Colombo`s decision to grant freedom of movement to the displaced Tamils living in the military guarded camps at the Northern Vayuniya district in Sri Lanka.
A top UN official toured camps holding thousands of war-displaced civilians in northern Sri Lanka on Thursday, amid concerns over delays in resettling the refugees.
The Sri Lankan government has been accused of dropping a "modern-day iron curtain" over an unfolding humanitarian crisis in its camps for Tamils displaced by its recent war against separatists.
The LTTE could be attempting to revive the organisation amid efforts by the defeated terror group to rescue hardcore cadres housed in govt-run refugees camps.
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