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Tuesday, November 30, 2021



From India, Brazil and beyond: Pandemic refugees at the border

May 17, 2021 11:39 am

They are people arriving in ever greater numbers from far-flung countries where the coronavirus has caused unimaginable levels of illness and death and decimated economies and livelihoods.

Biden to welcome more refugees, but far from all will get in

February 04, 2021 11:21 am

Biden promised during the presidential campaign last year to allow as many as 125,000 refugees annually. Two people familiar with the plan said he was not expected to announce how many more refugees could enter the country in 2021.

Joe Biden set to boost US refugee admissions to over 8 times after Trump cut

February 04, 2021 11:10 am

Former President Donald Trump had drastically reduced the refugee admissions cap to only 15,000 before he left office. Biden's plan would raise that number to 125,000, an increase of 15,000 over the high ceiling set by former President Barack Obama before he left office.

She fled Ethiopia's fighting. Now she warns of 'catastrophe'

November 21, 2020 3:33 pm

An Ethiopian aid expert who fled the fighting in her country offered rare details of anger, desperation and growing hunger as both sides reject international calls for dialogue, or even a humanitarian corridor for aid, in their third week of deadly fighting.

Syria's Assad: Western sanctions hinder return of refugees

November 11, 2020 5:57 pm

Critics say the time is not ripe yet for the return of refugees, insisting the first priority should be to make it safe for people to go back to the war-torn country.

Ethiopian troops, refugees fleeing fighting cross into Sudan

November 10, 2020 5:28 pm

The troops from Ethiopia's Amhara region neighboring Tigray fled into Sudan's Qadarif province Monday evening. The Ethiopian troops turned themselves and their weapons in, and appealed for protection as fighting raged over the border.

UN agency serving Palestine refugees hails India's contribution

May 19, 2020 2:52 pm

The contribution was presented to the UN agency by the Representative of India (ROI) to the State of Palestine, Sunil Kumar.

Finland to take 130 refugees, mostly children from Greece

April 30, 2020 6:15 pm

Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants including thousands of unaccompanied children are living in squalid conditions in overcrowded camps on several Greek islands after arriving from the nearby Turkish coast.

Sitharaman: In last 6 yrs, 2,838 Pak refugees, including Muslims, were given citizenship

January 19, 2020 3:28 pm

"It was during this period in 2016, that Adnan Sami was given citizenship. This proves all allegations against us are wrong," Nirmala Sitharaman said.

CAA will not take away anyone’s citizenship, only seeks to confer dignity and rights to the persecuted

December 26, 2019 9:20 am

The CAA is about inclusion and not exclusion. It has nothing to do with Indian Muslims. The Act is not meant to take away anyone’s citizenship, but it will confer citizenship on persecuted minorities. The Act will ease the lives of Partition refugees and provide them a dignified life by allowing them access to the government’s welfare schemes.


Refugees flock to Sweden seeking asylum

July 02, 2014 4:59 pm

Some 15 percent of Sweden's population is foreign born, the highest level in the Nordic region.


Gender politics: Teaching refugees about sex and consent

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Refugees who are settling in Sweden are learning how to become members of Swedish society. For many newcomers from the Middle East, that means a shift in thinking about sex and relationships.