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COVID-19-induced closure of 15 lakh schools impacted 24.7 crore children in India, finds UNICEF study
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COVID-19-induced closure of 15 lakh schools impacted 24.7 crore children in India, finds UNICEF study

The report stated that online education is not an option for all in India as only one in four children has access to digital devices and internet connectivity

Malaysian court halts deportation of 1,200 Myanmar migrants to hear appeal by two rights groups
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Malaysian court halts deportation of 1,200 Myanmar migrants to hear appeal by two rights groups

In their legal filing, the groups said three persons registered with UNHCR and 17 minors, with at least one parent still in Malaysia, were being sent back

In Bangladesh, internet restrictions, rumours worsen COVID-19 fears in Rohingya camps
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In Bangladesh, internet restrictions, rumours worsen COVID-19 fears in Rohingya camps

Of those tested in the camps near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, 35 Rohingya people were found to be infected. A further 850 residents who had come into contact with the infected are now in quarantine. The only good news is that 618 Rohingya have completed their quarantine without contracting the disease.

Antonio Guterres to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib on 19 Feb during Pakistan visit, will hold meetings with Imran Khan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi
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Antonio Guterres to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib on 19 Feb during Pakistan visit, will hold meetings with Imran Khan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi

UN Secretary-General will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday and will hold meetings with Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Kashmir after Article 370: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights asks India to ease restrictions in Valley, ensure access to basic services
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Kashmir after Article 370: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights asks India to ease restrictions in Valley, ensure access to basic services

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' remarks come weeks after the Union government made sweeping changes to the legal status of Jammu and Kashmir.

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi pleads for more aid for Venezuelan refugees, calls it 'one of most under-funded humanitarian appeals in world'
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UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi pleads for more aid for Venezuelan refugees, calls it 'one of most under-funded humanitarian appeals in world'

Pacaraima residents closed shops on Saturday and marched through the streets to shouts of 'Out with the Venezuelans', 'Pacaraima is ours'

UNHCR commissioner Filippo Grandi, IMO director Antonio Vitorino demand freedom for migrants, refugees in Libyan centres
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UNHCR commissioner Filippo Grandi, IMO director Antonio Vitorino demand freedom for migrants, refugees in Libyan centres

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and International Organization for Migration director Antonio Vitorino called for refugees and migrants held in Libyan centres to be freed and for countries to take them in.

Supreme Court set for August hearing of petitions challenging Centre's decision to deport Rohingya refugees to Myanmar
India

Supreme Court set for August hearing of petitions challenging Centre's decision to deport Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Initially, two Rohingya immigrants had moved the apex court in 2017 challenging the move to deport to Rohingyas on various grounds, including that it violated international human right conventions.

World Refugee Day: India needs to formulate national framework for just and uniform treatment of refugees
India

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
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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

UN High Commissioner for Refugees condemns India's decision to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar
India

UN High Commissioner for Refugees condemns India's decision to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Noting that this was the second such incident since October 2018, when India returned seven Rohingya men to Rakhine State in Myanmar, the UNHCR said conditions are not conducive for the return of Rohingya to Myanmar.

Rohingya repatriation doubtful as terrified refugees reluctant to return to Myanmar; Bangladesh rules out forceful action
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Rohingya repatriation doubtful as terrified refugees reluctant to return to Myanmar; Bangladesh rules out forceful action

Bangladesh's refugee commissioner cast doubt on whether the plan to send first batch of 150 Rohingya, from a preliminary 2,260 slated for return, could go ahead as scheduled on Thursday.

Rohingya repatriation: Refugees should return to Myanmar only at their 'freely expressed wish', says UNHCR
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Rohingya repatriation: Refugees should return to Myanmar only at their 'freely expressed wish', says UNHCR

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement Sunday that repatriation of refugees "is premised upon the free and informed decision by refugees... to return". Since late August 2017, widespread and systematic violence against Myanmar's mainly-Muslim minority Rohingya community has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes in Rakhine State and seek refuge across the country's border in Bangladesh.

Rohingya refugees flee Bangadeshi camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar; seek guaranteed citizenship, other rights
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Rohingya refugees flee Bangadeshi camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar; seek guaranteed citizenship, other rights

Rohingya Muslims were fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar later this week, community leaders said Monday. Authorities plan to begin returning Rohingya refugees, who have fled what the UN has called ethnic cleansing, to the Buddhist majority country from Thursday.

UN investigators call for Myanmar Army to be removed from politics, reiterate appeal for generals to be prosecuted for Rohingya genocide
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UN investigators call for Myanmar Army to be removed from politics, reiterate appeal for generals to be prosecuted for Rohingya genocide

A 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.

For the first time, Myanmar govt grants United Nations teams access to operate in Rakhine state
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For the first time, Myanmar govt grants United Nations teams access to operate in Rakhine state

The United Nations has been waiting for access to the epicentre of the military's "clearance operations" against the Rohingya minority since June.

Saudi Arabia, UAE may have committed war crimes in Yemen, says UNHCR report; indicates conscious bombing of civilians
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Saudi Arabia, UAE may have committed war crimes in Yemen, says UNHCR report; indicates conscious bombing of civilians

UNHCR 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

Four Rohingya refugees arrested in Hyderabad for illegally procuring Aadhaar, Voter ID cards
India

Four Rohingya refugees arrested in Hyderabad for illegally procuring Aadhaar, Voter ID cards

The 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.