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Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey


September 14th, 2012 - 6:50 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Sep 14 (IANS) Hollywood star and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie Thursday visited two Syrian refugee camps in Turkey.Accompanied by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonia Guterres, Jolie ... Read more...

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Nearly 230,000 Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries: UN


September 1st, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 1 (IANS) The number of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey has reached nearly 230,000, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)."In Turkey, the ... Read more...

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UAE volunteers celebrate Eid with Syrian refugees


August 20th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 20 (IANS/WAM) Volunteers from the UAE celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with displaced Syrians living in refugee camps in Jordan.The volunteers, sent by the Zayed Giving Initiative, organised various events ... Read more...

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50,000 Palestinians attend UAE’s iftar programme


August 20th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) Over 50,000 poor Palestinians participated in iftar programmes organised by the UAE's Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation in the West Bank.Thousands of Palestinian families ... Read more...

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Syria refugees in neighbouring countries on rise


August 18th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug17 (IANS/WAM) The UN refugee agency Friday reported a sharp rise in the number of Syrians fleeing to Turkey and Jordan.According to the UN agency, the total number ... Read more...

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Assam is sitting on time bomb: Ravi Shankar


August 9th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 9 (IANS) "Assam is sitting on a time bomb," spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar warned Thursday.He also told the media here after visiting refugee camps housing Bodo ... Read more...

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UN urges Bangladesh to allow aid to Myanmar refugees


August 8th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 8 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency is calling upon Bangladesh to allow provision of humanitarian assistance to Myanmar refugees who have entered its territory, Xinhua quoted ... Read more...

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Peace hangs by a thread in ethnically-volatile Assam (News Analysis)


July 31st, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) The recent ethnic flare-up in Assam that killed 58 and displaced hundreds of thousands of people not only shook the governments in both the ... Read more...

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Mamata, Left clash over Assam refugees


July 27th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday attacked the Left after it disputed her claim that the state had taken every possible step to provide ... Read more...

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Tension in Assam, PM may visit Saturday, toll 41 (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Assam's Kokrajhar and Chirang districts Thursday even after security forces poured in following the death of 41 people in sectarian strife.Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Uneasy calm in Assam, violence toll 40


July 26th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) An uneasy calm settled over Assam's Kokrajhar and Chirang districts Thursday with no fresh incidents reported in the communal violence that has claimed 40 lives and ... Read more...

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Turkey closes borders with Syria


July 25th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish government is closing all its checkpoints on the Syrian border, Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici said Wednesday."All checkpoints along the Syrian border ... Read more...

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Arab League offers safe exit if Assad resigns


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League Monday called on embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to swiftly cede power in exchange for a "safe exit" for him and his ... Read more...

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Do not train Sri Lankans: Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and former chief minister M. Karunanidhi Monday asked the central government to send back all Sri Lankan military personnel training in ... Read more...

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Send back Sri Lankan defence personnel: Jayalalithaa


July 16th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday asked the central government to send back all Sri Lankan military personnel training in India and accused New Delhi of ... Read more...

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Bhutan refugees from Nepal seek India’s help


July 14th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Representatives of Bhutanese refugees from Nepal and human rights group Human Rights Defence International (HRDI) Saturday urged India to help 1.3 lakh people allegedly ... Read more...

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UAE bakery feeds 5,000 Somali families a day


July 9th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 8 (IANS/WAM) A bakery in Mogadishu run by a charity organisation from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provides bread for 5,000 families every day at refugee ... Read more...

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29 killed in Myanmar state riot: Official


June 14th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 14 (IANS) At least 29 people have been killed and 38 injured in riots in Myanmar's Rakhine state since June 8, the government said Thursday.Those killed comprise 13 ... Read more...

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UN: Syrian children detained, tortured and used as human shields


June 13th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Pro-government forces in Syria have detained, tortured and used young children as human shields during the ongoing conflict, which is now being called a civil war by ... Read more...

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150 Sri Lankans headed for Australia detained in Kerala


June 5th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), June 5 (IANS) Around 150 Sri Lankans headed for Australia by sea were apprehended in Kollam by Kerala police and 27 of them, including six children, were Tuesday ... Read more...

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150 Sri Lankans caught on illegal trip to Australia


June 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam, June 4 (IANS) Some 150 Sri Lankans were caught following an aborted attempt to reach Australia on a boat from here, police said Monday.According to police, some locals got ... Read more...

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Chidambaram in Aizawl, to discuss Reang issue


April 4th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 4 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram arrived here Wednesday for discussions on resuming the repatriation of 36,000 Reang refugees who have been staying for the past ... Read more...

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Onus on Mizoram to take back tribal refugees: Tripura


February 26th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 25 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Saturday put the onus of taking back the 37,000 Reang tribal refugees on the Mizoram government, and called on the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram asks refugees in Tripura to return to Mizoram (Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said the central and Mizoram governments would make efforts for the return of 37,000 Mizoram tribal refugees from six ... Read more...

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Chidambaram asks Mizo refugees in Tripura to return home


February 18th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday urged the nearly 37,000 tribal refugees from Mizoram, sheltered in six north Tripura camps for the past 15 years, ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to convince Reang refugees to return home


February 13th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will Saturday visit Tripura's refugee camps, where over 36,000 tribal migrants from Mizoram have been staying for the past 15 ... Read more...

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I don’t give lecture to my kids: Jolie


January 11th, 2012 - 6:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie says she doesn't give lecture to her kids.The 36-year-old, who raises six children with partner Brad Pitt, says she will let her ... Read more...

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UN deplores killing of Somali refugee leader at Kenya camp


January 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Antonio Guterres, on Saturday condemned the recent killing of a Somali community leader in the Dadaab refugee complex in ... Read more...

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Emirati volunteers celebrate Eid with Somali kids


November 7th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Nov 7 (IANS/WAM) A group of Emirati volunteers celebrated Eid-ul-Zuha with Somali children at the refugee camps on the Somali-Kenyan border.As part of celebrations, they organised entertainment, health, and ... Read more...

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UAE opens mobile hospital at Somali-Kenyan border


October 31st, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Oct 30 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened a 50-bed mobile hospital at the Somali-Kenyan border to provide medical help to the needy in the refugee camps.Opened ... Read more...

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Hindu journalist wins first prize for Humanitarian Reporting


October 19th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Aman Sethi of The Hindu Wednesday won the first prize of Rs.50,000 in the Humanitarian Reporting awards instituted by the ICRC and the Press Institute ... Read more...

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Myanmar to take back refugees from Bangladesh


October 15th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 15 (IANS) Myanmar has agreed to take back all its citizens lodged in two refugee camps in eastern Bangladesh, Foreign Secretary Mijarul Quayes said here Saturday.Currently, 28,000 Myanmar ... Read more...

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India pledges $8 mn to famine-stricken Horn of Africa


September 14th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) With a crippling famine ravaging the Horn of Africa, India Wednesday pledged $8 million to Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti and said it was considering ... Read more...

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UAE sends 40 tonnes of food to famine-hit Somalia


August 14th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent (UAERC) has dispatched to a number of camps in Somalia nearly 40 tonnes of essential food supplies sufficient for ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamils must live dignified lives: Jayalalithaa


June 14th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Tamils in Sri Lanka should be allowed to lead dignified lives and enjoy the same status as the majority Sinhalese community, Tamil Nadu Chief ... Read more...

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