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Friday, October 22, 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.

The global refugee protection regime is broken. Here’s how to fix it

April 13, 2021 7:44 pm

The costs incurred by the host states in housing refugees are largely ignored. A cost-benefit analysis from the perspective of states can go a long way in making refugee law more efficient.

2 Rohingya Muslims held for illegally staying in India: Anti Terrorist Squad

March 02, 2021 1:23 am

Those arrested have been identified as Mohammad Farooque alias Hasan Mohammad and Shahid alias Sahil Mohammad, said Additional Director General, Law and Order, Prashant Kumar.

Refugee women facing greater violence risk during crisis: UNHCR

April 20, 2020 12:53 pm

One measure could be ensuring that services for survivors of gender-based violence are designated as essential and remain accessible.

Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help— UN

June 19, 2019 1:46 pm

Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world's refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

'World's deadliest sea crossing' claimed six lives a day in 2018: UN refugee agency

January 31, 2019 12:41 pm

According to a new report from the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an estimated 2,275 individuals drowned or went missing in the Mediterranean in 2018.

UNHCR seeks clarification from India over repatriation of Rohingya to Myanmar

January 05, 2019 2:31 pm

There are an estimated 18,000 Rohingya refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in India, living across different locations.


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.