Sunday, Nov 27, 2022



Canada to welcome 500,000 immigrants per year by 2025

November 02, 2022 8:55 am

Most of those new arrivals will be what are known as economic immigrants, who will be expected to fill some of the roughly 1 million jobs that are currently sitting empty across various sectors of the economy.

Video of child refugee in Libya sheds light on rampant abuse

September 07, 2022 12:18 pm

The boy, Mazen Adam, a refugee in Libya from Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region, was kidnapped last week by unknown gunmen demanding ransom.

UN body says violence against Syrians in Lebanon on the rise

July 29, 2022 6:52 pm

The U.N.'s World Food Programme says Lebanon is facing a food security crisis, with about half the population food insecure.

Nearly 5 million people in India internally displaced due to climate change, disasters in 2021: UN

June 17, 2022 8:38 am

While the latest global trends report reflects the period of January 2021 to December 2021, the UN Refugee Agency said it is impossible to ignore the developments that have happened in early 2022, including the Russian war against Ukraine.

World's first SMS fetches over €100,000 at NFT auction

December 22, 2021 12:34 pm

Transmitted by Vodafone on December 3, 1992, the SMS consists of 15 characters and reads: 'Merry Christmas'.

UN airlifts winter shelters for displaced Afghans

November 02, 2021 10:28 pm

The UNHCR said it is rushing to provide winter assistance to some 500,000 displaced Afghans, returnees and local host communities by the end of 2021.

736 Afghans recorded for new registration in India from Aug 1 to Sep 11: UNHCR

September 15, 2021 11:36 pm

According to the data, the total number of persons of concern to UNHCR in India stands at 43,157. Among them, 15,559 refugees and asylum seekers are from Afghanistan.

'Will have international ramifications': Government seeks time to deal with Afghan protesters outside UNHCR

September 04, 2021 10:22 am

Vasant Vihar Welfare Association has approached the court stating that foreign nationals have been gathering outside the UNHCR office since August 15 and blocking the road, lanes and parks, which has made it difficult for the residents of B block to commute.

UN rights chief says she has credible reports of Taliban executions

August 24, 2021 5:37 pm

Afghanistan's diverse ethnic and religious minorities were also at risk of violence and repression, said UNHCR commissioner Michelle Bachelet.

At least 23 African migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunisia, NGO says

June 02, 2021 8:20 am

More than 120 migrants have died in recent weeks in similar incidents off the Tunisian coast, as improved weather has increased the number of trips from Tunisia and Libya towards Italy to reach Europe.


Hard Look: Rohingya refugee camps in New Delhi & Haryana are absolutely unlivable, their lives deprived of basic dignity

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

The Indian Express visited four Rohingya refugee camps, two in New Delhi and two more in Haryana. Somya Lakhani tells the story of lives that are stripped of basic dignity.