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.

The forgotten tale of Bhutanese refugees

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The elderly refugees wish to ‘die in Bhutan’

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.

DAMAK, July 30: Local people from the northern belt of Damak-3, Jhapa district are facing the crisis of pure drinking water.

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.

More than 68 million people were forced to flee their homes last year as a result of war, violence and other forms of persecution, according to a new report from the UN's refugee agency.

On refugees, with empathy

June 16, 2018 00:50 am

We need to teach our kids that they need to stand up against bigoted practices that rip families apart.

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.

DAMAK, April 27: A delegation of the Bhutanese refugees has met with Nepal Government officials seeking a resolution to the long-standing problems faced by the refugees.

Refugees within the nation

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Deceived by nature, Dhey village is on the verge of becoming a ghost village. Its people are becoming victims of refugees of climate change

BANGKOK, Nov 23:  Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on Thursday covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

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.

DAMAK, August 28: The Bhutanese refugees have deducted their own ration to provide relief support to the flood survivors in ward no. 7 of Jhapa rural municipality.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The Bhutanese Refugee Camp Management Committee Jhapa – Morang has advanced a five – point demand to the government seeking to internationalize the refugee problem.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The Bhutanese Refugee Camp Management Committee Jhapa – Morang has advanced a five – point demand to the government seeking to internationalize the refugee problem.

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.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Every minute, an average of 20 people — half of them children — are forced to flee their homes due to persecution, human rights violations and war.

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 21: Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly meeting, cautioned that not all migrants should be treated as refugees.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: US Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B. Teplitz on Tuesday bid farewell to Sahri Maya Thatal, the 90,000th Bhutanese refugee to be resettled in the United States.

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is all set to organize sports event in the country to mark Team Refugee's first ever participation in the Rio Olympics 2016.