Thursday, June 20, 2013
UN pegs number of refugees displaced at two-decade high
Conflict in countries including Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia created millions of new refugees in 2...
30 killed in refugee camp fire in Thailand
At least 30 people were killed and many others injured Friday as a blaze raged through a Myanmarese ...
No refugee status to Pakistani Hindus: Indian govt
Government on Friday ruled out granting refugee status to Pakistani Hindu immigrants who have crosse...
BJP demands national refugee policy
Expressing concern over the violence in Bangladesh, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Monday called for...
Six dead in rocket attack on Iraqi refugee camp
Assailants fired rockets at a refugee camp for Iranian exiles outside Baghdad early Saturday.
Mali fighting: Refugee count could rise to 700,000
A UN agency says up to 700,000 people are expected to be uprooted by the ongoing turmoil in Mali.
Riot breaks out in Syrian refugee camp in Jordan
Syrian refugees in a Jordanian camp attacked aid workers with sticks and stones.
Oz police to closely monitor Tamil protests during Boxing Day Test
Australian police will keep a close eye on the protests planned during the Boxing Day Test match bet...
Tamil group plans protest at 2nd Test in Melbourne
A group supporting Sri Lanka`s Tamil ethnic minority says it will protest at the December 26 cricket...
55 people drowned, missing off Somalia: UN
As many as 55 Somalis and Ethiopians were drowned or missing after an overcrowded boat capsized off ...
Syrian refugees now number over 500,000: UN
The Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and North Africa now number more than 500,000, ...
‘CA must consider ending cricketing relations with Lanka due to their carnage of Tamils’
Cricket Australia (CA) and the government must consider a ban on future fixtures against Sri Lanka d...
Angelina Jolie visits refugee camp in Jordan
Angelina Jolie made a humanitarian trip to Jordan recently, and appealed to officials "to do al...
Bomb in Palestinian camp in Damascus kills 4
A bomb blast in a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus killed four people and seriously wounded a me...
Angelina Jolie visits refugee camp in Iraq
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, special envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, visited a ca...
Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey
Hollywood star and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie joined the Syrian children who were singing...
171 Hindus arrive from Pak; seeking refugee status
A batch of 171 Hindus arrived from Pak saying they were seeking a refugee status in India for the sa...
Armed men fire shells at Palestinian camp in Syria
The Yarmouk camp is flanked by two hotspots of violence, the Tadamun area and Hajar al-Aswad.
Assam: 12000 refugee families to be rehabilitated
Assam govt and Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District administration decided to rehabilitate 1200...
Turkey: Death toll in refugee boat sinking hits 58
Turkish media say 58 people drowned when a fishing boat carrying migrants that smugglers had promise...
US resettles 60,000 Bhutanese refugees from Nepal
The US, in close coordination with the IOM, began resettling Bhutanese refugees residing in eastern ...
Australia opposition ‘hypocritical’ on Sri Lanka
The opposition has urged government to reach an agreement with Sri Lanka for the immediate return of...
Confident, not over-confident of `Heroine`, says Kareena Kapoor
Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, whose film ‘Heroine’ is set for a September release, Saturday said...
Indonesia rescues 43 Sri Lankans adrift for 9 days
The islands of Indonesia have long been a transit points for people fleeing war-ravaged countries on...
HC rejects plea of Lankan refugee medical student
Madras High Court Bench here has dismissed a plea of Sri Lankan refugee medical student of Madras Me...
Syrian refugees top 200,000: UN
More than 265,000 Syrians have fled their country`s ongoing conflict since the political crisis brok...
China urged to stop sending Myanmar refugees back
Human Rights Watch has urged the Chinese government to provide temporary protection for refugees in ...
Australia hikes annual refugee quota to 20,000
Australia said that it was stepping up its refugee intake to 20,000 from 13,750 annually -- the &quo...
Assad ‘could seek Alawite refuge’: Jordan King
Jordan’s King Abdullah II has warned that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could make a “worst case ...
Four held for trying to send Tibetan abroad without visa
Four persons, arrested for trying to send a Tibetan to Switzerland through Kenya without visa, have ...
Assam: Panic over unclaimed packet in refugee camp
An unclaimed packet caused a flutter in a refugee camp here before a bomb disposal squad found it to...
5 killed in Ivory Coast refugee camp mob attack
A UN-guarded refugee camp in Ivory Coast was attacked by around 300 people killing at least 5 of the...
UN says 30,000 Syrian refugees cross into Lebanon
A total of 120,000 Syrian refugees have sought protection in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, accor...
Sri Lankan Tamil refugee girl`s body found
In a suspected case of rape and murder, a seven-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil refugee girl was found dea...
Jordan opens new refugee camp for Syrians
Jordan opened a new refugee camp near the border with Syria to accommodate the growing number of peo...
Sri Lanka arrests 41 en route to Australia
Australian authorities are on alert due to the surge in the number of Sri Lankan asylum seekers reac...
Australia rescues 162 asylum seekers from boat
Asylum seekers on board were now to be transferred to Christmas Island by the Australian Navy after ...
China denies pushing back Myanmar refugees
Human Rights Watch had claimed that China forced some Kachin minority refugees from northern Myanmar...
Boat of asylum seekers intercepted off Australia
Australia is struggling to deal with a steady influx of asylum-seekers, many of whom use Indonesia a...
Australian senators reject laws on asylum seekers
Boat arrivals are currently sent to Christmas Island to have their asylum claims assessed.
Asylum boat tragedy: Hope dims for 90 missing
The Indonesian fishing boat was carrying around 200 males seeking asylum in Australia.
Search on as 100 still missing from capsized boat
Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean, is closer to Indonesia than to the Australian mainland.
Asylum seeker boat capsizes off Australia; 90 missing
A boat carrying around 200 asylum seekers has overturned about 120 nautical miles north of Christmas...
UN observes World Refugee Day
Recent reports from the UN Refugee Agency estimate that about 800,000 people were forced to forcibly...
‘Refugees subjected to discrimination in India’
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees also feels that India needs a comprehensive legislat...
Europe prefers guarding borders than saving lives
Amnesty`s report charged European Governments with endangering migrants by outsourcing security alon...
UK: `Tamil asylum seekers to be forcibly deported`
Dozens of Sri Lankan asylum seekers will be forcibly removed from Britain on a secretive deportation...
At least 9,000 displaced in Somalia violence
Africa Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia said that its forces and the Somali Army have secured a...
Australia intercepts two asylum seeker boats
The suspected asylum seekers are being transferred to the Christmas Island for security and health c...
Violence dims Syria truce hopes, over 100 killed
The US posted online satellite images of troop deployments that cast further doubt on whether Syria ...
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