Refugee crisis

International Commission of Jurists seeks protection for people fleeing countries

While every nation is sovereign, International law recognizes sanctions against suppression of human rights.

published on : 11th April 2021

Just the beginning: UN envoy warns more refugee movement from 'failed state'

The coup sparked protests and other acts of civil disobedience, leading to the deaths of hundreds in military crackdown.

published on : 1st April 2021

14 African migrants die as boat sinks off Tunisian coast

The spokesperson attributed the accidents to the dilapidated state of boats borrowed by the migrants and probably to their being overloaded.

published on : 9th March 2021

'What choice do we have?': Rohingya women face odyssey of misery

As conditions deteriorate in increasingly overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps, desperate parents are marrying off their daughters to Rohingya men thousands of kilometres (miles) away in Malaysia.

published on : 23rd December 2020

Thousands gather across Europe to back migrant rescue ship

Many dressed in the boat's orange colours and chanted for "a flag for Aquarius" while slamming the "criminal inaction" of EU governments to resolve the impasse.

published on : 7th October 2018

Conditions in Myanmar 'not conducive' to Rohingya return: UN

Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a repatriation deal in November but not one refugee has returned.

published on : 8th April 2018

UN chief hits out at Myanmar army chief over Rohingya comments

The UN Security Council is hoping to travel to Myanmar to get a first-hand look at the refugee crisis, but has not yet been given the green light for the trip by Myanmar authorities.

published on : 27th March 2018

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Myanmar to meet Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

Tillerson's visit comes as global outrage builds over an army clampdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya out of the mainly Buddhist country since late August.

published on : 15th November 2017

European Union's refugee relocation plan faces legal reckoning

The EU's top court will rule on the legality of a controversial quota scheme that Brussels launched two years ago to force member states to admit thousands of asylum seekers.

published on : 4th September 2017

Home no more where the heart is: Millions among ethnic, religious groups pushed out of homelands

According to UNHCR,  number of people forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations stood at 65.6 million in 2016.

published on : 4th September 2017

Some 30,000 civilians trapped by fighting in Iraq's Tal Afar: United Nations

More than a month after Iraq's second city Mosul was recaptured from IS, troops launched an offensive Sunday to take back Tal Afar, situated 70 kilometers further west.

published on : 23rd August 2017