MEA summons Swiss Ambassador on anti-India posters in Geneva

It is learnt that the Swiss Ambassador said that he would convey India’s concerns to Berne with all seriousness it deserves.

published on : 6th March 2023

180 Rohingya refugees adrift on boat feared dead, says UN

"Relatives have lost contact. Those last in touch presume all are dead. We hope against hope this is not the case," the UNHCR tweeted on Sunday.

published on : 26th December 2022

UN urges rescue of 190 people believed to be Rohingya refugees adrift in Andaman Sea

Most of those on board are thought to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar who had lived in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh for as many as five years and are seeking a better life.

published on : 23rd December 2022

UN urges Musk to ensure Twitter respects human rights

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said he was writing with "concern and apprehension about our digital public square and Twitter's role in it".

published on : 6th November 2022

More than half of Afghanistan's population dependent on humanitarian assistance: UNHCR

As per a local survey, the rate of poverty in the country has exceeded 95 per cent since the fall of the former government while 56 per cent are seeking to leave the country amid a drop in daily incom

published on : 28th May 2022

So near, yet so far: Tamil predicament in Sri Lanka

If the Sri Lankan Navy believes that it can create a Berlin Wall in the Palk Strait, it is living in a fool’s paradise.

published on : 8th May 2022

Ukraine refugees encouraged to find jobs in other countries as war exodus slows

The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR reported Thursday that the daily number of arriving refugees recorded by the countries that border Ukraine dropped below 40,000 on Wednesday.

published on : 31st March 2022

Russian invasion of Ukraine: Refugee numbers could rise to 4 million by July, says UNHCR 

A total of 160 000 people were internally displaced in Ukraine as of March 3, 2022.

published on : 6th March 2022

Despite UN warnings, Myanmar vows early Rohingya return

More than 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State since August 25 last year.

published on : 13th April 2018

UNHCR: India bound by law not to deport Rohingyas

The Union government took the plea that as India is not a signatory to the Refugee Convention of 1951 or the Protocol of 1967.

published on : 20th September 2017

Centre to file affidavit on Rohingya deportation in Supreme Court on Monday: Home Ministry

The Supreme Court had asked the Union government to file an affidavit on the issue following a plea against the deportation of illegal Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar.

published on : 15th September 2017

UNHCR: 123,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar

The number of Rohingya refugees that have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar is higher than previously thought at 123,000, the UN refugee agency said today.

published on : 5th September 2017