UNHCR

Rohingya crisis: WHO sets up control room in Bangladesh to assess health issues of migrants

<b>New Delhi</b>: The WHO (World Health Organisation) has set up a control room to monitor health issues affecting the over 4,22,000 Rohingya refugees from …

United Nations

The U.S. and the Refugee Crisis

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “U.S. May Drop Refugee Limit to Below 50,000” (front page, Sept. 13):<p>Those in the administration advocating a deep cut in the number of refugee admissions to the United States should recognize how strategically damaging this will be to our national security.<p>I recently returned from …

Opinion

India’s Statement on Rohingya Refugees Is a Reversal of Its Long-Held Stance on Non-Refoulement

<i>The Wire</i> went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two …

Refugees

Rohingya Muslims in Hyderabad hope for justice, plead to not be treated as 'terrorists'

<b>Hyderabad:</b> His homeland forced him into exile and his host country is threatening to deport him but Syedullah Bashar is hopeful that one day justice …

Refugees

India’s Long-Standing Asylum Practices Contradict Modi Government’s Stand on Rohingya

The Rohingya refugees’ plea offers the Supreme Court an opportunity to bring clarity to the conflict between a statutory vacuum, ad hoc executive …

Refugees

The South Vietnamese who fled the fall of Saigon -- and those who returned

More than 120,000 people fled Vietnam after the North Vietnamese captured Saigon on April 30, 1975.<p>This chaotic evacuation has been captured in …

Vietnam

Advancements In Space Mean Advancements On Earth

Space: it’s the final frontier, and it’s inspired some of the greatest feats of intellect humanity has ever seen. If space-focused innovators such as Elon Musk or the team at Mars One have their way, humans will soon make even greater forays into the cosmos, colonizing Mars and turning the stuff of …

Entrepreneurship

US to accept 54 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru in first intake

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has welcomed an announcement by the United States that it will accept 54 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru under …

Refugees

The UN Will Hold Its First Meeting to Discuss Witchcraft-Related Violence

Every year, thousands of people are accused of witchcraft and face persecution, abuse, and even death. Now the United Nations is organizing to defend victims of witch hunts.<p>In Ghana, women accused of witchcraft are hounded out of their communities and forced to live in isolated "witch camps". They …

Rights & Freedoms

Christian refugees reportedly forced to say Muslim prayers for food in Sudan

Khartoum, Sudan, Sep 19, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christian children in Sudanese refugee camps are reportedly being given food only after …

South Sudan

UNHCR: First group of Rohingya refugees moves to new emergency shelters

In southeast Bangladesh, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has been continuing to ramp up operations. This is in light of further arrivals of Rohingya …

Refugees

Dozens of Manus, Nauru refugees told they'll be resettled in the US

More than 50 refugees in Australia's offshore detention centres will today be told they have been granted resettlement in the United States. One of …

Refugees

Back on the Playground: Returning to Iraq, Eight Years Later

Revisiting the location of significant moments in your life unleashes a flow of memories. Walking the halls of your high school, you recall your …

Baghdad

Silence Then, Silence Now: Lessons For India From Its Response to 1990s Bhutanese Refugee Crisis

If India fails to stand with the Rohingya today, will it be able to claim tomorrow that it is rightfully with the people of Baluchistan or Tibet?<p>If a …

Asia

Greece: No School for Many Asylum-Seeking Kids

Expand "Majida" and her brother "Ziyat" from Iraq live in the camp of Vial on Chios island since May 2017. They do not go to school, but study …

Refugees

Some Rohingya have links to ISI, ISIS, says govt; Cong urges Centre to speak to all parties

Some Rohingyas have been found with links to Pakistan's ISI, the Islamic State terror group and extremist outfits targeting India, the Centre said …

India News

UN refugee chief tells US its funding 'vital'

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) -<p>UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday and warned that American funding is "vital" to his mission to help victims of the world's wars.<p>The pair met at Tillerson's hotel in New York ahead of the United …

Refugees

Rohingya Muslims in India: How can India deport 40,000 'illegal' refugees to Myanmar when it can't even deport 11?

<b>Imphal:</b> The Indian government might be keen to send the Rohingya Muslims packing to Myanmar but its consistent failure in deporting 11 of them, who …

India

Rohingya in India ‘Illegal’, a National Security Threat, Modi Government Says in Court Affidavit

The Centre’s affidavit also says that the matter of deportation is best left to the central government’s discretion.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> In an affidavit filed …

India

Supreme court to take a call on govt decision to deport Rohingyas: Rajnath Singh

<b>New Delhi</b>: The Supreme Court will take a call on the central government's plans to deport Rohingya Muslims, who entered the country "illegally", Home …

India

The United Nations Explained: Its Purpose, Power and Problems

Almost everybody has heard of the United Nations. But how many people know what it actually does? Or how it works? Or why, as world leaders gather for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, the institution has struggled to live up to the promise of its founders: making the world a …

News (U.S.)

Buddhists Appeal To Myanmar Monks: End Ethnic Cleansing

"The Buddha would have helped those poor Muslims," said His Holiness the Dalai Lama this past week as the world witnessed with horror the latest …

Ethnic Cleansing

Syrian Children Return to School Amid the Ruins in a Rebel-Held Area

Small boys wearing backpacks gathered in a Syrian elementary school on Saturday, smiling as they walked between desks covered in dust.<p>In the classroom, light filtered in through a gaping hole in the ceiling, with crumbling concrete and exposed steel bars suspended overhead. The building was damaged …

Syria

Refugees Were “Devastated” by Travel Ban, U.S. Diplomats Told Bosses, Detailing Despair

In internal memos, U.S. embassies in Jordan and Ethiopia detailed how refugees there were “devastated” by January’s executive order barring travel …

Immigration

Rohingya refugees are common people, not terrorists, says Mamata Banerjee

Highlights<p><i>1</i><p>Central government is planning to deport 40,000 Rohingya refugees.<p><i>2</i><p>Mamata Banerjee on Friday called for the need to support the community.<p><i>3</i><p>…

India

Chaos reigns in Bangladesh as Rohingya exodus set to reach 1 million by end-2017

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh: Along the 20km-long stretch between Bangladesh's Shah Pori Dwip to Cox's Bazar, villages were overrun with …

Refugees

Rohingya emergency: U.S. action welcomed by UNHCR

WASHINGTON - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expressed gratitude Friday to the United States after funds it provided for emergency use were directed to …

Refugees

One Italian city’s ingenious plan to combat xenophobia with design

Thirty years ago, a visitor walking into the yard of Caserma Piave, a former army barracks in Treviso, Italy, would cross paths with Italian soldiers. Today, the same area is a bustling space in which a few dozen Africans go back and forth between a handful of tables, each busy painting chairs, …

Big Ideas

For Angelina Jolie, making a movie about genocide informed her decision to leave Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie, the director, is riding high these days. Her latest film, a true story about the Cambodian genocide, received a standing ovation at …

Hollywood

How do you plan relocations to protect people from the effects of natural disasters and climate change?

Governments have a responsibility to protect their people, including from disasters and the effects of climate change. Sometimes that means …

International Development