refugees

646,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh since August: UN

646,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh since August: UN

The UN on Friday raised the number of Rohingya refugees who have arrived in Bangladesh since late August to 646,000.

Dec 08, 2017, 21:06 PM IST

14,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees: Bangladesh

Nearly 14,000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar, an official said on Sunday.

Oct 15, 2017, 19:21 PM IST
United States will admit up to 45,000 refugees next year: Donald Trump

United States will admit up to 45,000 refugees next year: Donald Trump

The United States will admit a maximum of 45,000 refugees during the 2018 fiscal year, President Donald Trump said in a memorandum to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and released by the White House on Friday.

Sep 30, 2017, 07:44 AM IST
United States drastically slashes refugee intake to 45,000

United States drastically slashes refugee intake to 45,000

The United States will curtail the number of refugees it will accept for resettlement to 45,000 next year, nearly half the figure for 2016, officials said on Thursday, triggering criticism from humanitarian groups and lawmakers.

Sep 28, 2017, 13:05 PM IST
Indian sends 1,000 tonnes relief material for Rohingyas

Indian sends 1,000 tonnes relief material for Rohingyas

The material was loaded on Indian Naval Ship Gharial, which will deliver it to Chittagong in Bangladesh where thousands of Rohinya refugees have come in from Myanmar.

Sep 23, 2017, 21:21 PM IST
Bangladesh says Rohingya influx grinds to a halt

Bangladesh says Rohingya influx grinds to a halt

The UN says 429,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh since attacks by Ronhingya militants in Rakhine on August 25 sparked a major Myanmar military crackdown.

 

Sep 23, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
Rohingyas are illegal immigrants not refugees: Rajnath Singh

Rohingyas are illegal immigrants not refugees: Rajnath Singh

"We need to understand the reality that Rohingyas from Myanmar who have entered India are not refugees," Singh said.

Sep 21, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
Donald Trump's UN General Assembly address: Highlights

Donald Trump's UN General Assembly address: Highlights

Donald Trump laid out his vision of a world order based on strong 'sovereign nations' rather than multilateral alliances in his first address to the UNGA.

Sep 19, 2017, 19:54 PM IST
India to send consignments of humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

India to send consignments of humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

New Delhi has decided to send consignments of humanitarian assistance to Dhaka, in response to the humanitarian crisis being faced on account of the large influx of refugees into Bangladesh.

Sep 14, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
Al Qaeda warns Myanmar of 'punishment' over Rohingya

Al Qaeda warns Myanmar of 'punishment' over Rohingya

Al Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar`s Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar would face "punishment" for its "crimes".

Sep 13, 2017, 17:18 PM IST
India hits back at UN over Rohingyas, says 'illegal migrants could pose security challenges'

India hits back at UN over Rohingyas, says 'illegal migrants could pose security challenges'

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein had said on Tuesday had flayed any attempts by India to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar.

Sep 12, 2017, 19:11 PM IST
Why UN can't force India on Rohingya issue: 10 Facts

Why UN can't force India on Rohingya issue: 10 Facts

Whether the Rohingyas are registered under UNHRC or not, they are illegal immigrants in India: MoS, Ministry of Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju.

Sep 11, 2017, 20:46 PM IST
Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries

Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries

Refugee accounts of the latest spasm of violence in Rakhine have typically described shootings by soldiers and arson attacks on villages.

Sep 10, 2017, 21:15 PM IST
250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

In the last two weeks alone 164,000 mostly Rohingya civilians have fled to Bangladesh, overwhelming refugee camps that were already bursting at the seams and triggering warnings of a humanitarian crisis.

Sep 07, 2017, 19:33 PM IST

Refugees from conflict zones opt for war-torn Syria

Millions of Syrians have fled their country`s war as refugees, but for tens of thousands of people escaping conflict elsewhere, Syria is also a place of refuge.

Sep 06, 2017, 09:34 AM IST
Thousands more Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar by land, sea

Thousands more Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar by land, sea

The violence has triggered a flood of refugees crossing mostly on foot into Bangladesh, though some were fleeing in wooden boats.

Sep 02, 2017, 23:49 PM IST

Not changed policy on refugees: India

India said on Friday that it has not changed its policy on refugees or illegal immigrants.

Sep 02, 2017, 01:37 AM IST
Houston residents flee Harvey floodwaters for safety at convention center

Houston residents flee Harvey floodwaters for safety at convention center

The sprawling convention center in central Houston is among almost three dozen Red Cross shelters in Texas prepared to house up to 28,000 people driven from their homes by the state`s most powerful hurricane in more than 50 years. 

Aug 28, 2017, 10:04 AM IST
Angela Merkel's Bavarian ally drops demand for refugee quota

Angela Merkel's Bavarian ally drops demand for refugee quota

More than one million people have since claimed asylum in the EU's biggest economy, a move that won Merkel much international praise but also sparked a harsh xenophobic backlash.

Aug 20, 2017, 23:16 PM IST
Bangladesh sends back Rohingya boat carrying injured

Bangladesh sends back Rohingya boat carrying injured

A coastguard patrol boat found the boat on the Naf river, which acts as a border between Bangladesh and Myanmar, as it tried to enter Cox`s Bazar early in the morning.

 

Aug 19, 2017, 19:19 PM IST