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More than 250,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh get first ID cards: UN

The UN refugee agency also said the registration could serve as a tool for law enforcement to help counter human trafficking.

18 May 2019 10:53 AM

'If we go back, we will be killed': Saudi sisters ask for help

In a Twitter account called @GeorgiaSisters, the women said they were 'trapped in Georgia' after Saudi Arabia cancelled their passports.

18 Apr 2019 4:45 PM

The depths of patriarchal depravity

It is by no means only men, though, who construe menstruation as “unclean”, nor is the phenomenon restricted to Hindu culture.

10 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

Saudi teen is refugee, UN confirms, asks Australia to resettle

UN has found that a teenage woman who fled Saudi to Thailand is legitimate refugee and has asked Australia to take her in, officials said.

09 Jan 2019 12:42 PM

Rohingyas in city wary of giving details, fear deportation

The police, however, denies using any form of intimidation to make the Rohingyas fill the form.

11 Oct 2018 2:23 AM


Rohingya move ill-advised

There has been too much of an unseemly hurry about this deportation.

05 Oct 2018 1:11 AM

Those howling over NRC should read UN definition, says Tathagata Roy

Roy’s remarks came in the wake of a statement by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

01 Aug 2018 1:45 AM

Disappointed over Kashmir human rights report criticism: UNHCR

Indian media outlets' accused report such as 'nefarious conspiracy', 'Pakistan-authored report', 'fallacious', 'mala fide' etc.

18 Jul 2018 2:57 PM

Give aid agencies unhindered access to Rohingya camps: UN to Myanmar

The UNHCR also called on Myanmar 'to create conditions for a genuine and lasting solution'.

24 Jan 2018 5:22 PM

UN human rights office decries Trump’s ‘sh**hole’ remark as ‘racist’

Trump questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as 'shithole countries'.

12 Jan 2018 5:39 PM


United Nations reports 31 allegations of sexual abuse in 3 months

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has made fighting sexual abuse by peacekeepers and UN staff a priority of his tenure.

04 Nov 2017 12:35 PM

304 Rohingyas settled in five districts of UP: Report

UNHCR has issues cards to registered refugees to ensure that they are not arbitrarily arrested or prosecuted.

02 Nov 2017 4:57 AM

At least 250 feared dead on 'Black Day' in Mediterranean

In over a year we have never seen any of these dinghies that were anything other than packed, Proactiva spokeswoman says.

24 Mar 2017 8:06 AM

Angelina Jolie tears off the ‘mask’ of rising far-right

Speaking in her role as a special envoy for the UNHCR, the actress called for people to “keep the flame of internationalism alive”.

17 Mar 2017 2:51 AM

Food situation in Sudan to worsen as thousands flee South Sudan: UNHCR

South Sudan has been engulfed by civil war since 2013 after President Salva Kiir accused his rival of plotting a coup.

27 Feb 2017 11:16 AM


Aleppo: Families return to the city seeking to resume their lives

Thousands of people who were displaced by the war in Aleppo return to the city to see if they resume their livelihoods.

04 Jan 2017 8:13 PM

India one of the most welcoming countries for refugees: UNHCR

Yasuko Shimizu, the chief of mission for UNHCR in India, was awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2015.

16 Dec 2016 6:04 PM