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UNHCR wants Sri Lanka,India ferry service to resume  May 15, 7:23 pm
Colombo, May 15 (ANI): The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has called for the resumption of ferry services between India and Sri Lanka.
10 Rohingya migrants aboard 'ferry of death' die post drifting in Andaman sea for 2 months  May 15, 9:34 am
Dhaka, May 15 (ANI): A boat crammed with dozens of Rohingya migrants, including many young children, was reportedly found sailing in Thai waters yesterday, with passengers claiming that at least 10 people, who were travelling with them, had died over the past few days.
GOI stay visas of huge benefit to Afghan refugees  May 11, 3:15 pm
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): The Government of India's initiative of granting long stay visas to refugees from Afghanistan has played a positive role in providing expatriates better access to basic facilities.
Afghani food gaining popularity in Delhi  May 9, 1:56 pm
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): Afghani cuisine is gradually acquiring popularity among Delhi's residents and tourists, as many new restaurants run by Afghan refugees have opened in the national capital.
Number of IDPs in Pakistan has increased, says Norwegian report  May 8, 1:11 pm
Islamabad, May 8 (ANI): A report prepared by the Norwegian Refugee Council has claimed that the number of internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in Pakistan has increased from 746,000 to 1.9 million after violence intensified in the region.
30,000 people displaced a day from own countries in 2014  May 7, 10:28 am
Johannesburg, May 07 (ANI): The number of people displaced from their own countries last year was 30,000 a day as there was little sign from the governments taking action to deal with the issue, said the Norwegian Refugee Council.
South African President Zuma vows to end xenophobic attacks  Apr 19, 11:16 am
London, April 19 (ANI): While visiting a refugee camp in the port of Durban after a fresh outbreak of anti-foreigner violence, South African President Jacob Zuma has vowed to bring an end to xenophobic attacks in the country.
Palestinian fighters push back IS in Syria's Yarmouk  Apr 16, 9:45 am
London, April 16 (ANI): Palestinian fighters have reportedly made advances following clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Palestinian officials said.
IS militants enter Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in Damascus, say activists  Apr 2, 11:08 am
London, April 02 (ANI): According to Palestinian officials and activists, Islamic State (IS) militants have entered the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in Damascus.
Rijiju assures assistance to Sri Lankan refugees in India  Mar 24, 5:44 pm
Gummidipoondi (Tamil Nadu), Mar. 24 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on Tuesday assured the government's assistance to Sri Lankan refugees, who have been residing in Tamil Nadu for more than two decades.
UN report says Syrian conflict plunged 80 percent of its people into poverty  Mar 12, 1:43 pm
Beijing, March 12 (ANI): The war in Syria plunged 80 percent of its people into poverty, a United Nations-backed report has claimed.
Don't want to impose forced return of Sri Lankan refugees from India: Wickremasinghe  Mar 7, 12:01 pm
Colombo, Mar.7 (ANI-Thanthi TV): Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe, has said that refugees of Sri Lankan origin residing in India will be given enough time to decide when they want to return home, and added that the present government is not in the business of imposing the forced return of its citizens.
HRW urges Pak to halt forceful return of Afghan refugees in wake of Peshawar school attack  Feb 23, 4:27 pm
Islamabad, Feb 23 (ANI): The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Pakistan to halt forced return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan in the wake of the recent Peshawar school attack.
Pak ready to play 'facilitator' role in peace talks between Afghanistan and Afghan Taliban  Feb 20, 3:15 pm
Karachi, Feb 20 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam has reportedly said that Pakistan is ready to play the role of a "facilitator" in reconciliatory talks between the Afghan Taliban and Afghanistan government.
Angelina Jolie talks about 'unspeakable brutality' in Iraqi refugee camp  Jan 28, 4:25 pm
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Angelina Jolie had visited Iraqi refugees and was left speechless for the people there who are struggling to survive.
Jolie meets ISIS victims during Iran's refugee camp visit  Jan 26, 1:29 pm
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Angelina Jolie, who is UN refugee agency's Special Envoy, recently visited a refugee camp in Iraq and met young kids and adult survivors of ISIS attacks.
Fawad Ahmed hopeful of making Test debut for Oz   Jan 13, 4:23 pm
Wellington, Jan 13 (ANI): Former Pakistani refugee-turned Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed is hopeful of making the Test debut that has escaped him since being granted citizenship in Australia.
Kashmir separatists oppose permanent settlement of Pakistani refugees  Jan 13, 10:44 am
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan. 13 (ANI): The separatists have opposed the Indian parliament's proposal to permanently settle Pakistani refugees in northern state Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was an attempt to tamper with state's demography.
J-K Governor visits refugee camps  Jan 12, 10:54 am
Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan. 12 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra paid his first visit to the Hiranagar refugee camps since Governor's rule was implemented in the state, travelling to assess the present situation and problems being faced by the refugees.
France shootings: Muslim man who hid Jewish hostages at Paris supermarket hailed hero  Jan 11, 9:49 am
London, Jan 11 (ANI): A young Muslim man who is believed to have saved various Jewish supermarket hostages in Paris as they sought refuge from the killer Amedy Coulibaly has been hailed a hero.
Rajnath Singh approves concessions for the West Pakistan refugees of J-K  Jan 6, 7:23 pm
New Delhi, Jan. 6 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved certain concessions for the West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs) settled in Jammu and Kashmir after considering the problems being faced by them.
Afghan Sikh and Hindu refugees aspire to stay back in India  Dec 27, 1:01 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 27 (ANI): A large number of Sikh and Hindu refugees from Afghanistan want to stay back in India, as the security situation in their country is not stable. Many of them, especially the young have learnt stitching and operating the computer and desire to be self-reliant.
Human Rights Watch asks Iran to let Afghans seek refugee status  Dec 22, 1:36 pm
Beirut, December 22 (ANI): The Iranian government's earlier announcement that it will grant a six-month visa extension to 4,50,000 Afghans is a helpful move to prevent their imminent deportation, according to the Human Rights Watch. However, the visa-extension plan is no substitute for an asylum system that will allow newly arriving Afghans to lodge refugee claims.
Sydney hostage taker believed to have committed 47 sexual assaults  Dec 16, 11:09 am
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Iranian refugee Man Haron Monis who held 20 people as hostages in a Sydney cafe is believed to be on a bail for 47 sexual assaults he is accused of committing while working as a spiritual healer.
UN says western countries promise to accept up to 1,00,000 Syrian refugees for resettlement  Dec 10, 2:21 pm
London, Dec 10 (ANI): The United Nations Refugee Agency has said that western countries have agreed to increase the number of Syrian refugees they would accept for resettlement to 1,00,000 over the next few months.