UNHCR

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

The UN refugee agency said it is in constant dialogue with the government on matters pertaining to Afghan nationals, including issuance and extensions of visa, assistance, and solutions.

published on : 15th September 2021

736 Afghans recorded for new registration in India from August 1 to September 11: UNHCR

The UN refugee agency said it is in constant dialogue with the government on matters pertaining to Afghan nationals, including issuance and extensions of visa, assistance, and solutions.

published on : 15th September 2021

Economic emergency in Lanka may further expand military role in civilian functions: UN rights body

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on August 31 declared an economic emergency to contain soaring inflation after a steep fall in value of the country's currency caused a spike in food prices.

published on : 13th September 2021

Afghan Solidarity Committee chief booked for Covid guideline breach during stir at UNHCR: Police

An FIR was registered against Afghan Solidarity Committee chief Ahmad Zia Ghani at Delhi's Vasant Vihar Police Station on August 31.

published on : 8th September 2021

No Afghan protestors outside UNHCR office now: Delhi Police to HC

The high court had said that the law was same for everybody and questioned the authorities as to how there can be 500 persons gathered for protest when the guidelines do not permit it.

published on : 7th September 2021

Afghan protestors outside UNHCR could act as super spreader of COVID-19: Delhi HC

The high court said the situation cannot be permitted to continue as the protestors could be seen sitting and standing next to each other without even wearing masks.

published on : 1st September 2021

Vijayawada advocate offers legal help to Afghans seeking asylum

Advocate Raviteja Padiri said the Indian government has introduced a new category of electronic visa, ‘e-Emergency X-Misc Visa’, with an aim to fast-track visa applications for entry into India.

published on : 19th August 2021

Forced displacement of people reaches record high of 82.4 million, says United Nations

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said behind each of these numbers 'is a person displaced from their home and a story of flight, uprooting, and suffering'.

published on : 18th June 2021

UN: Over 270 migrants rescued and detained in Libya

The migrants were rescued in international waters on Monday by the “Vos Triton," sailing under the flag of Gibraltar.

published on : 17th June 2021

COVID-19 variant first reported in India threatens to rapidly spread in sub-region: UNHCR

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees spokesperson Andrej Mahecic, at a press briefing in Geneva on Tuesday, said that the fragile health systems in many countries in the Asia.

published on : 2nd June 2021

UNHCR appeals to Italy not to impede migrants rescue boats

Charities that operate the boats complain that safety measures required by Italy are tantamount to blocking their operations.

published on : 16th April 2021

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