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Sep 18, 2018
UN investigators call for Myanmar Army to be removed from politics, reiterate appeal for generals to be prosecuted for Rohingya genocideA brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh. The UN's 444-page probe called for Myanmar military's top leadership to be replaced and for the institution — locally known as the Tatmadaw — to have no further influence over the country's governance.
Sep 12, 2018
For the first time, Myanmar govt grants United Nations teams access to operate in Rakhine stateThe United Nations has been waiting for access to the epicentre of the military's "clearance operations" against the Rohingya minority since June.
Sep 08, 2018
Saudi Arabia, UAE may have committed war crimes in Yemen, says UNHCR report; indicates conscious bombing of civiliansUNHCR report says UAE and Saudi Arabia-backed coalition forces may have committed severe war crimes in Yemen including torture, forced disappearances, attacks on civilians and illegal detentions
Aug 14, 2018
Four Rohingya refugees arrested in Hyderabad for illegally procuring Aadhaar, Voter ID cardsThe four Myanmar nationals had migrated to Hyderabad as refugees around five years back and enrolled with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), they said.
Aug 13, 2018
Arrested and killed over Bangladesh's war on drugs: Crackdown reflects Sheikh Hasina's growing authoritarian rule, say criticsBangladesh police arrested Riazul Islam as he was walking home from his in-laws’ house. At 3:15 am, he was shot dead in a sandy field beside a set of railroad tracks north of Dhaka.
Aug 10, 2018
UNHCR welcomes Thailand's move to grant citizenship to three boys and coach trapped in Chiang Rai caveUNHCR has welcomed the Thailand government's move to grant citizenship to the three "Stateless "trapped boys and their coach
Aug 04, 2018
Over 1,500 refugees died while trying to reach Europe through Mediterranean Sea in a span of seven months, says UNHCR reportsUNHCR reports have said that more than 1,500 migrants have died while trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean Sea
Jul 06, 2018
US resettled 33,000 refugees in 2017, down from 97,000 in 2016, reveals UNHCR data; Donald Trump presidency key factor for fallThe US resettled 33,000 refugees in 2017, a roughly two-thirds drop from the previous year's figure which stood at 97,000, according to data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Jun 22, 2018
More than 200 migrants drown off Libya coast in two days; nearly 1,000 migrants dead in Mediterranean in 2018, says UNMore than 200 migrants are reported to have drowned off Libya in two days, bringing to at least 1,000 the number to die this year on the main migratory route linking Africa and Europe, the UN has said.
Jun 20, 2018
Over 7,000 Indians applied for asylum in US in 2017, says UN report; Afghans made up highest number of refugees last yearAccording to the UN report, there were 1,97,146 refugees in end 2017 in India and 10,519 asylum-seekers with pending cases.