KATHMANDU, April 4: Amnesty International Nepal has urged the government to ensure that basic needs of migrant workers, daily wagers, refugees and people living in poverty are ensured while implementing measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Civil society members and rights groups in Malaysia have urged the government there to amend the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 to allow the migrant workers and refugees the right to unionize like other workers.
KATHMANDU, April 27: Although it decided in November last year to hold fresh negotiation with Bhutan to resolve the problem of Bhutanese refugees once and for all amid donors beginning to withdraw their support for the remaining refugees, the government has failed to make any concrete progress in this regard.
There are at least 901 thousand Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Having fled what the UN has called a genocide in their home country of Myanmar, large numbers of them face repatriation to the place from which they recently fled.
NEW DELHI, Oct 7: The Central government deported seven Rohingya refugees to Myanmar on Friday. Since then, many have refused to return to Myanmar, saying they will not rehabilitate until 'peace is restored in their homeland'.
More than 5 million children are at risk of famine in war-torn Yemen, according to charity Save the Children. Renewed attacks on the key port city of Hodeida could further disrupt food, fuel and aid supplies.
WASHINGTON, Sept 18: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States would cap the number of refugees allowed into the country at 30,000 for fiscal-year 2019, a sharp drop from a limit of 45,000 it set for 2018.
WASHINGTON/RAMALLAH, Sep 1: The United States on Friday halted all funding to a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees in a decision further heightening tensions between the Palestinian leadership and the Trump administration.
RASAS. July 31: Syrian refugees are leaving a camp in Rsas town in Syria's Suwayda province and returning to the areas that have been liberated from militants, a director of a camp for displaced persons said.
LATAKIA,, July 22: Syria's northwestern region of Latakia has already accepted around one million refugees from other Syrian provinces and foreign countries, Latakia's Governor Ibrahim Khodr Salem said.
DHAKA, May 3: Rohingya refugees, who fled to Bangladesh since late August last year to escape the inter-communal violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, are facing another threat in the form of human trafficking.
LUSAKA, Sept 23: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government forces have been killing civilians in an insurgency-hit region, prompting the latest influx of refugees into northern Zambia, a senior U.N. official said, citing accounts of asylum seekers.
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh, Sept 5: A massive influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing recent violence in Myanmar has pushed aid services in Bangladesh to the brink, with established camps already beyond capacity, aid workers said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, June 29: The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims.
DAMAK June 8: The Bhutanese refugees living in different camps in eastern districts of the country have extended congratulations and best wishes to Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba on his election to the post of Prime Minister.
The United Nations helped launch a smartphone app Tuesday that allows users to “walk a mile in a refugee’s shoes” by simulating the daily struggles of a fictional Rohingya Muslim who was forced to flee her home.
WASHINGTON, Jan 30: Starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other Muslim-majority nations.
President Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travelers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks.
WASHINGTON, Jan 25: U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, say congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat has reiterated Nepal’s stance that Bhutanese refugees languishing in the eastern part of Nepal since two decades must be allowed to return to their home country without any conditions.