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In Srilanka
March 19, 2018 4:30 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report under the 3rd cycle of the UPR will be adopted at the UNHR Council today. Though it’s been scheduled on 16th March, cancelled due to the protest of the protest of the UN officers. The permanent representative of the Sri Lankan delegation for UN Ravin...
In India
March 18, 2018 10:31 am gmt |
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Jammu and Kashmir has become a top agenda item in the policy statement of the UN high commissioner of Human Rights (UNHCR) in its Geneva Headquarters as it happened for the first time in the history of the commission. The UNHRC has included Kashmir in the list of other urgent international conflicts,...
In Srilanka
March 18, 2018 9:02 am gmt |
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A high-level Sri Lankan delegation will leave for Geneva tomorrow to take part in the ongoing 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The delegation which led by Foreign Minister Tilak Marappana will be included Special Assignments Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama In addition to the Foreign...
In Colombo
September 28, 2017 11:43 am gmt |
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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is alarmed and concerned by yesterday’s incident at a refugee shelter housing mostly women and children on the outskirts of Colombo. On Tuesday, a group protested outside the shelter housing 31 refugees – most of them women and children – who had ...
In Latest Stories
August 9, 2016 4:48 am gmt |
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Rajitha Senaratne, Cabinet spokesperson, told that the international community was aware that “the country is moving towards the correct direction, giving rights to minorities.” The attitude of the international community had changed over the years for better. “Govt. settling their problems”   Claimi...
In World
August 5, 2016 11:29 am gmt |
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Islamic State fighters may have captured up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqi villagers on Thursday (4th Aug), the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday (5th). “We have just received this morning reports that in fact ISIL captured, on the 4th of August, up to 3,000 Internally Displaced People from vill...
In Srilanka
June 28, 2016 6:51 am gmt |
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A group of 36 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees lived in camps in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on 28th June 2016 Under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation program. According to the Secretary to Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs V. Sivagn...
In Africa
June 8, 2016 5:44 am gmt |
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Some 50,000 people, who have been forced to flee a town in Niger after a devastating attack from armed group Boko Haram, concerned expressed by the High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Adrian Edwards, UN refugee agency (UNHCR) spokesman, told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday (June 7) that tens of thou...
In Europe
April 16, 2016 11:33 am gmt |
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The UNHCR said on Friday (April 15) that migrants camping at the Greek border outpost of Idomeni should be moved to centres with better conditions, but the refugees are finding it difficult to accept that the border with Macedonia will not reopen. The Balkan route was the preferred gateway into weste...
In Europe
March 31, 2016 12:10 pm gmt |
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Asylum status in Europe will only be granted to those refugees from Syria who are in dire need of international assistance, the EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, said in Geneva on Wednesday. Dimitris Avramopoulos made the remarks during a brief press conference held after a...
In India
March 14, 2016 6:14 am gmt |
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Another group of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, who were living in various camps in Tamil Nadu state of India, will return home this week under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) voluntary repatriation program. The eight Sri Lankan refugee from different camps would gather at Madur...
In Europe
March 8, 2016 10:33 am gmt |
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A  UN official has said that Europe needs to “wake up” to the issue of growing humanitarian crisis at a refugee camp on the border between Greece and Macedonia. Some 13,000 migrants are currently stranded in northern Greece and counting after Macedonia strictly limited the numbers allowed to pass thr...
In Srilanka
February 25, 2016 4:36 am gmt |
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In the next batch of voluntary repatriation, 12 Sri Lankan refugees, living in various camps across the State, would be leaving for Colombo from Tiruchi tomorrow, The Hindu newspaper reported. Their repatriation is being assisted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and financ...
In Europe
February 18, 2016 9:51 am gmt |
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Some 200 refugees and migrants were in legal limbo in Serbia on Wednesday (Feb 17) after Slovenia refused them passage citing errors in their paperwork, and Croatia returned them to Serbia. The group were initially part of a 1,400-strong group that included men, women and children from Syria, Iraq, A...
In Middle East
January 12, 2016 9:08 am gmt |
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A humanitarian convoy has finally reached the besieged Syrian town of Madaya with life-saving health and food supplies from the United Nations and its partners for the 42,000 desperate residents after reports of people starving to death under encirclement by pro-Government forces. “Crowds of hu...
In Srilanka
January 3, 2016 4:15 am gmt |
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More than six-and-a-half years after the civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended, over 1.22 lakh people from the neighbouring island continue to live as refugees in other countries, while another 50,000 people are internally-displaced, a...
In Europe
December 2, 2015 10:44 am gmt |
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More than 900,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe since January 2015, and over 3,000 have drowned or gone missing during the same period, according to the UN and an organisation which monitors the migration flow. Since January 2015, at least 907,712 refugees and migrants made the journey...
In Latest Stories
November 24, 2015 4:37 am gmt |
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Forty two Lankan refugees sheltered in the special camps in Tamil Nadu  were repatriated to Sri Lanka with the assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) this morning (Tuesday Nov.24), said Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy, the secretary of Ministry of Rehabilitation Resettlement , Pr...
In Europe
October 22, 2015 11:33 am gmt |
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 Thousands of people woke up to a chilly morning and a dense fog at the Serbia-Croatia Berkasovo-Bapska border crossing on Thursday (October 22), waiting to continue their journey into the European Union. Niklas Stoerup Agerup, an official with the UNHCR said that another 1000 people crossed into Cr...