Two more Lankan families reach Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu

According to sources, a family of five spent `1 lakh for the trip.  With this, the number of Sri Lankan Tamils seeking refuge in the State has gone up to 90. 

published on : 19th June 2022

Paris 2024: IOC announces Refugee Athlete Scholarship-holders aiming for next Games

The 44 athletes come from 12 countries, are hosted by 16 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) across all five continents, and are competing in 12 sports.

published on : 17th June 2022

PM Johnson's plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda 'appalling': Prince Charles

The reported intervention from the Prince of Wales threatens to stoke controversy about his political views as he shoulders more of the duties of his 96-year-old mother.

published on : 11th June 2022

Thailand urged to let UN evaluate refugee status of Rohingya

The Thai navy said the 59 Rohingya left an island in the Andaman Sea had travelled from Bangladesh on large fishing boats.

published on : 7th June 2022

Three more Sri Lankan Tamils seek refuge in Tamil Nadu

Marine police detained them at Dhanushkodi and shifted them to the Mandapam refugee camp after conducting inquiries.

published on : 2nd June 2022

Australia's new government grants 'bridging visas' to asylum-seeking Tamil family after nine years

Treasurer Jim Chalmers, who is also acting home affairs minister, said that he had granted the Murugappan family temporary 'bridging visas' allowing them to stay lawfully in Australia.

published on : 27th May 2022

UK's Prince Charles visits Ukrainian refugees in Romania

Speaking to a group of Ukrainians through an interpreter, Charles apologized for his lack of language skills, saying, “I wish my Ukrainian was better.”

published on : 26th May 2022

Madras HC puts TN on notice over Lankan refugee camp in Karur

Justice D Krishnakumar, who heard the plea this week, issued notice to the authorities concerned and adjourned the case for two months.

published on : 15th May 2022

Jill Biden to meet Ukrainian refugees during border visit

The first lady also will meet during the trip with humanitarian aid workers, educators, government officials and U.S. embassy personnel.

published on : 6th May 2022

18 Lankan Tamil migrants including pregnant woman, 7 children, caught at Rameswaram

They reportedly started from Mannar fishing harbour on Thursday morning and arrived illegally at Arichal Munai at Dhanushkodi in two boats in the late hours of Thursday.

published on : 22nd April 2022

UN says 5 million have fled Ukraine

More than half of the total, over 2.8 million, fled at least at first to Poland. Although many have stayed there, an unknown number have traveled onward. There are few border checks within the EU.

published on : 20th April 2022

‘Came hoping for better life’

Mary Clarin, who arrived in the first batch, told TNIE. Mary was engaged in daily wage labour in Sri Lanka. 

published on : 18th April 2022

Lanka crisis brings refugee issues to the fore

The flow of people to India is likely to increase because the nation-building experiments in neighbouring countries are based on the religion and language of the majority.

published on : 15th April 2022

UN: Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine's children have fled homes, many lack food, water

Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF's emergency programs director, said it is something he hadn't before seen happen so quickly in 31 years of humanitarian work. 

published on : 12th April 2022

Crisis drives 19 more Lankan Tamils to Tamil Nadu

As Sri Lanka reels under its worst economic crisis, 19 more Lankan Tamils, six of them children, arrived in Dhanushkodi in two batches on Sunday.

published on : 11th April 2022
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