Thirty-seven survivors, mainly from Senegal, Mali, Chad and Ghana, were rescued by local fishermen and later detained by Libyan officials onshore
Coronavirus Outbreak: From Syria to Bangladesh, cramped living conditions, inadequate health and testing facilities stoke fears in refugee camps
Western countries, which may contain their own coronavirus outbreaks, will have to reckon with the fact that if the virus finds refuge among the world's most vulnerable, it could return anytime.
2,838 Pakistanis, 914 Afghans, 172 Bangladeshis given Indian citizenship in past 6 years, says Nirmala Sitharaman
Sitharaman added that people who came from East Pakistan have been settled at various camps in the country.
Bangladeshi island Bhasan Char ready to house Rohingya refugees; embankments, houses, hospitals, mosques built says country's refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner
Bhasan Char is ready for habitation, everything has been put in place, Bangladesh refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder said
Judge halts Donald Trump’s executive order allowing states to block refugees, says policy ‘flies in the face of Congressional intent’ of 1980 Act
A federal judge on Wednesday halted President Donald Trump's executive order that gave state and local officials the ability to shut the door on refugees, and ignited a fierce debate in communities about how welcoming the United States should be
Wrong to dub Citizenship Amendment Bill communal, unconstitutional; critics conflating persecution of minorities with those fighting for their rights
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill is set to be introduced in Parliament on 9 December where it will be up for debate and discussions but it already has generated enough heat to polarise opinion in public discourse. The key charge of the Opposition and critics of the government is that the bill is fundamentally flawed because it is 'communal' and 'unconstitutional'.
Exhibition of Jogen Chowdhury's works sheds light on his early life as refugee, maps his artistic evolution
Seminal artist Jogen Chowdhury's works are on display at a retrospective-scale exhibition at the Kolkata Centre for Creativity's Emami Art Gallery. Titled 'Reverie and Reality', the exhibition has been curated by poet and art critic Ranjit Hoskote, who's put together 175 of Chowdhury's artworks across various media, spanning the length of his six-decade-long career. The three-month-long solo exhibition opened on 20 September.
Miyah poetry backlash exemplifies the powerful forces unleashed when a group identity is under threat
The idea that people have to pledge loyalty to an official language and may not even write poems in their own language — as seen in the backlash to Miyah poetry — seems pretty extreme by exclusionary standards
Surge of violence against Syrians in Turkey raises fears of escalation; politicians accused of escalating tensions during local poll campaigns
The most recent violence against Syrians in Kucukcekmece has raised fears of an escalation in an already volatile climate. Xenophobic language has been unleashed, particularly during the campaigns for local elections. During the campaign, the hostility towards Syrians came to a head-on social media, with the hashtag, 'SyriansGetOut'.
The Lebanese army started destroying Syrian refugee settlements in northeast Lebanon on Monday after the expiry of a government ultimatum, officials said. Keen not to encourage Syrians to settle permanently, the government had given refugees in the village of Arsal until 1 July to demolish shelters made of other materials than timber and plastic sheeting, which it considers illegal. Lebanon, a country of some four million people, hosts between 1.5 and 2 million Syrians on its soil.
Around 200 Sri Lankan refugees submit petitions to district collector’s office seeking Indian citizenship in Madurai
More than 200 Sri Lankan refugees living in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district for 29 years submitted petitions to collector's office on Monday to seek the Indian citizenship. 457 Sri Lankan refugees have been living in Madurai ever since they fled their worn-torn nation in 1990 in the refugee camps provided by the Tamil Nadu government. The lack of Indian citizenship makes it difficult for these refugees to apply for a secured job.
Mizoram govt, Assam Rifles fail to deport 219 Myanmar refugees; MEA says neighbouring country 'failed to convince them to return'
Mizoram government and the Assam Rifles authorities on Tuesday failed to deport 219 Myanmar refugees from Lawngtlai district to the neighbouring country.
World Refugee Day: India needs to formulate national framework for just and uniform treatment of refugees
Each year, 20 June is celebrated as World Refugee Day across the globe. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the precarious condition of refugees
World Refugee Day tomorrow: UN report says 71 million displaced globally due to war, persecution and other violence
A record of 71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday
Dwindling funds, lack of support from global powers and strained ties with locals have put the Rohingya in a spot
US Senate Republicans vote against Donald Trump emergency declaration in stunning rebuke, setting up veto showdown
In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that US President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways.
US Senate Republicans, in open revolt, vote against Donald Trump 'emergency declaration' forcing veto showdown
US Senate Republicans launched their first major rebuke of US President Donald Trump voting against his ambitious 'emergency declaration' to build a border wall along the US-Mexico border. In voting against the move, Trump's own party is showing the first signs of breaking away as the 2020 campaigning shifts into higher gear and the wounds of the 2018 midterm loss remain fresh.
Around 7,40,000 Muslim Rohingya are living in camps in Bangladesh after they were driven out of Myanmar's northern Rakhine state during a military campaign in 2017 that the United Nations has described as ethnic cleansing. "Here, I regret to inform the council that Bangladesh would no longer be in a position to accommodate more people from Myanmar," said Haque.
Bangladesh seals off border with Myanmar to stop fresh influx of refugees fleeing troubled Rakhine State
Over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have taken refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing from Rakhine state in neighbouring Myanmar to evade atrocities, which the UN called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", following the action by the military in August 2017
Illegal migration from Kochi's Munambam harbour in Kerala raises questions about efficiency of coastal security
Investigation by Kerala Police into a set of bags found abandoned at various spots along the coast in Ernakulam has revealed a well co-ordinated operation.