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Refugee policies in Brazil, Uganda, Turkey offer lessons for India, but realities of influx, political contexts cannot be ignored
India

Refugee policies in Brazil, Uganda, Turkey offer lessons for India, but realities of influx, political contexts cannot be ignored

In the first part of this series, we analysed refugee policy in three countries that, like India, have also not signed the RC51 (and its1967 Protocol) – Bangladesh, Lebanon, and Jordan. In this part, we will explore the refugee policy regimes of key countries in the Global South that have – Brazil, Turkey, and Uganda.

It's not the migrants, stupid!
World

It's not the migrants, stupid!

The ‘social health’ of a society shapes attitudes that fuel or constrain fear of migrants

6,900 Syrian civilians evacuated from besieged Fuaa, Kafraya towns; govt to release 1,500 rebel prisoners in exchange
World

6,900 Syrian civilians evacuated from besieged Fuaa, Kafraya towns; govt to release 1,500 rebel prisoners in exchange

The Syrian government has evacuated 6,900 civilians from the rebel-held towns Fuaa and Kafraya, in exchange for the relesase of 1,500 rebel prisoners

EU Summit to focus on reducing Mediterranean immigration, creating disembarkation centres
World

EU Summit to focus on reducing Mediterranean immigration, creating disembarkation centres

EU leaders meeting over migration this week will agree to tighten their borders and look at creating “disembarkation” centres outside their territory

A Syrian refugee in Malaysia is using his learnings to teach other refugee children
Our Better World

A Syrian refugee in Malaysia is using his learnings to teach other refugee children

A participant of Cybercare’s STEP (Self-empowering Transition and Employability Program), Hasan has gone on to teach in a refugee school in Wangsa Maju. He teaches children like him to make a new life for themselves and think for their future.

'Do not fear the other': Pope Francis speaks on World Migrant Day, calls for hospitality and compassion
World

'Do not fear the other': Pope Francis speaks on World Migrant Day, calls for hospitality and compassion

Pope Francis called for hospitality towards migrants, calling it a "sin" to give in to fear of the other as he marked the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. "It is not easy... to put oneself in the shoes of people so different from us," the pontiff said during a solemn mass at St Peter's Basilica.

Syrian refugee camps in Jordan draw Asian tourists looking for selfies, adoptions
World

Syrian refugee camps in Jordan draw Asian tourists looking for selfies, adoptions

'Dark tourism' -- driven mainly by Asians -- is on the upswing at Syrian refugee camps along the Jordan border

Raveena Tandon's Anil Kapoor act; SRK-Gauri throwback: Social Media Stalkers' Guide
Entertainment

Raveena Tandon's Anil Kapoor act; SRK-Gauri throwback: Social Media Stalkers' Guide

Raveena Tandon appears on Farah Khan's show as Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra finds Katrina Kaif's biggest fan, Shraddha Kapoor meets Waheeda Rehman

Refugee Crisis Part IV: How Syrian migrants in Germany are rebuilding their lives and making new memories
World

Refugee Crisis Part IV: How Syrian migrants in Germany are rebuilding their lives and making new memories

Among the European nations, Germany has been an exception in terms of the number of refugees it has taken in.

Migrant crisis: Paris Police evict 2,500 refugees to ease human influx in Europe
World

Migrant crisis: Paris Police evict 2,500 refugees to ease human influx in Europe

The police entailed moving out migrants who had been living around an aid centre set up in the Porte de la Chapelle

Syria crisis: China calls for political solution to speed refugees' return
World

Syria crisis: China calls for political solution to speed refugees' return

China's Foreign Minister is calling for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country.

65.6 million people displaced worldwide: United Nations report says figure highest ever in history
World

65.6 million people displaced worldwide: United Nations report says figure highest ever in history

The United Nations said devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.

What if you could 'read' people like books? The Human Library has the answer
Life

What if you could 'read' people like books? The Human Library has the answer

At the Human Library, you'll find that life stories make for the best page-turners

Italian coastguard rescue 480 migrants from Mediterranean, recover seven bodies
World

Italian coastguard rescue 480 migrants from Mediterranean, recover seven bodies

Rome: Over 480 asylum seekers and refugees were rescued in the Mediterranean on Saturday as they attempted the perilous crossing from north Africa, with seven bodies also recovered, Italy's coastguard said. Some 484 migrants were plucked from dinghies in four operations involving coastguard boats, an Italian navy ship, the German NGO Sea Eye and the OHIO mercantile ship.

US strike on Syria airbase 'doesn't address problem', says Amnesty chief Salil Shetty
World

US strike on Syria airbase 'doesn't address problem', says Amnesty chief Salil Shetty

A US strike on a Syrian air base is no substitute for a proper investigation and accountability after a devastating suspected chemical weapons attack, Amnesty International's chief said on Tuesday.

Donald Trump's policy shift on Syria rekindles glimmer of hope for millions of refugees
World

Donald Trump's policy shift on Syria rekindles glimmer of hope for millions of refugees

Trump has not spoken on whether his renewed involvement in Syria will also include a changed policy on Syrian refugees. But some refugee agencies in the United States are hoping that change is coming as well.

Kal Penn highlights racial stereotypes in Hollywood scripts; has been called a 'Snake Charmer'
Entertainment

Kal Penn highlights racial stereotypes in Hollywood scripts; has been called a 'Snake Charmer'

Kal Penn highlighted scripts from Sabrina The Teenage Witch and King Of Queens that showed his character being racially stereotyped.

White House delays release of new travel order
World

White House delays release of new travel order

Washington: The White House announced that it was is delaying the release of a revised executive order on travel and refugees until next week, an official said.

South Asian lawyers group condemn Donald Trump's order on Muslim ban, will challenge it in court
World

South Asian lawyers group condemn Donald Trump's order on Muslim ban, will challenge it in court

Top South Asian lawyers' bodies have condemned US President Donald Trump's executive order to stop refugees entering America and halt immigration process from Muslim-majority countries.