Refugee

  • 850,000 displaced in one month in Iraq: IOM 12 hours 10 minutes ago

    Geneva: The Islamic State militants advancements have forcibly displaced 8,50,000 people in one month, the International Organisation for Migration(IOM) said on Friday. The total number of people who have been evacuated their homes since January have increased to 1.6 million. Most of those who have fled have found refuge in the autonomous...
  • More than three million Syrians registered as refugees: UN Yesterday

    London: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday announced that over three million Syrians have been registered as refugees and the crisis is only getting worse, BBC reported. The UNHCR said Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with almost half of the Syrians forced to flee their...
  • Islamic State militants seize small towns in northern Iraq August 3, 2014

    Irbil (Iraq): Militants with the Islamic State extremist group on Sunday seized two small towns in northern Iraq after driving out Kurdish security forces, further expanding the territories under their control, officials and residents said. The fresh gains by the Sunni extremist militants have forced thousands of residents to flee from...
  • Repatriation of Reang refugees raised in Lok Sabha August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Issues ranging from repatriation of Reang refugees from Tripura to Mizoram to declining camel population and death and devastation caused by rampaging hordes of elephants were raised by members in Lok Sabha on Friday. CPI(M) member Jitendra Chaudhury urged the Centre to initiate steps to...
  • 32 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,262 July 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: At least 32 more people were killed early on Wednesday in Gaza in Israeli bombardment, a day after over 100 Palestinians died in one of the bloodiest days in the three-week conflict as deadly fighting raged unabated between Israel and Hamas and the death toll reached 1,262. Israeli military shelled...
  • Australia court bars return of Sri Lanka refugees July 8, 2014

    Sydney: A High Court has barred Australia from handing back a boat carrying 153 asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka, a day after Canberra returned another vessel to Colombo following a week of secrecy. The interim injunction from a late-night sitting applies at least until a hearing resumes on Tuesday afternoon, and...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 29, 2014

    This week, Actress Kalki Koechlin lends her support to CJ's initiative on 'menstrual taboos'. Also, students pick up CJ mike to discuss the recent row between Delhi University (DU) and University Grants Commission (UGC) over FYUP and how it affects their admission plans. Watch the teaser below to know more: ...
  • Kurdistan takes in Iraqi refugees displaced due to ISIS offensive June 25, 2014

    As the Islamist militant group, ISIS continue undeterred in their mission of capturing large swathes of northern and western Iraq, Kurdistan has come out in support of Syrian and Iraqi refugees displaced and driven out on account of the unrest in Iraq. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Kurdistan foreign...
  • More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN June 20, 2014

    Geneva: The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said today. The UNHCR said there were 51.2 million forcibly displaced people at the end of 2013, a...
  • Angelina Jolie, UK's Hague, vow action against sexual violence in war June 11, 2014

    Reuters: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague vowed on Tuesday to ensure the world's first summit on ending sexual violence in conflict resulted in practical action to punish those responsible and help victims. Up to 1,200 government ministers, military and judicial officials and activists from up to...
  • India's internal refugees: Whose voters are they anyway? April 8, 2014

    Within an electorate as vast as India's, certain categories might get overlooked within bigger, more 'newsworthy' statistics. But when they are internal refugees uprooted by civil unrest and denied basic amenities, denying them the right to vote makes a mockery of our democratic institutions. The current Lok Sabha elections are...
  • Lalu will become political refugee after LS polls: Nand Kishore Yadav March 24, 2014

    BJP on Monday flayed Lalu Prasad for calling LK Advani a "Pakistani refugee" and said the RJD leader would himself become a "political refugee" after his party's "humiliating" defeat in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. "Lalu Prasad seems to be in awe of using the word refugee nowdays... He called L...
  • 10 lesser known cool things Abhishek Bachchan has done in his career that you have forgotten February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan turned 38 today. He was born on February 5, 1976 to Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan. He debuted as a hero in the year 2000 with JP Dutta's 'Refugee'. Since then, he is constantly under the watchful eyes of film journalists, and there are very...
  • Watch: Wedding salon helps Syrian refugees in Jordan reclaim normalcy February 3, 2014

    A wedding salon is just amongst a few things at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan being run by Syrians for Syrians to help them reclaim normalcy after facing decades of conflict. ...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Relief camps lack basic amenities December 12, 2013

    Shamli: The Supreme Court has taken cognizance of a report on IBN which pointed out to the death of over 50 children due to cold weather in the relief camps set up for Muzaffarnagar riots victims. According to reports, riot victims live a very miserable life and find no help...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SC pulls up UP over children's death December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Supreme Court has expressed concern over media reports pointing to the death of over 50 children due to cold weather in the relief camps set up for Muzaffarnagar riots victims. Directing the Uttar Pradesh government to take immediate steps to look into allegations of inadequate facilities for the...
  • Mizoram polls: Election officials reach Bru refugee camps November 18, 2013

    The polling party on Monday reached the six relief camps for Bru refugees in North Tripura district and would supervise polling by Bru voters on Tuesday and Wednesday for the Mizoram Assembly elections to be held on November 25. The 11,612-strong Bru electorate in Tripura would be exercising franchise through postal...
  • Over 755,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon September 25, 2013

    Beirut: The UN's refugee agency said Wednesday that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has crossed 755,000 after an increase of about 14,000 refugees in a week. More than 650,000 refugees were registered in Lebanon while more than 105,000 are still waiting for their registration process to be completed, Xinhua...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 13 babies born at refugee camp, but no medical aid September 19, 2013

    Ghaziabad: In the past eight days, 13 babies have been born at the refugee camp for riot victims from Muzaffarnagar. But as IBN7 reports, there is no medical help that is reaching the victims. In the past eight days, three women have had a miscarriage due to lack of medical...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 13 babies born at refugee camp, but no medical help for them September 18, 2013

    Ghaziabad: The political leaders are trying to gain political mileage from Muzaffarnagar riots in Uttar Pradesh. More than 40 people losat their lives and over thousands were displaced. In the last eight days, 13 babies have been born at the refugee camp for riot victims, but there is no medical...
  • Saif is liberal, not possessive: Kareena Kapoor September 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Off-screen or on-screen, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan make for one of Bollywood's most romantic couples. But whether she romances other actors in films or sizzles in saucy item numbers, Kareena says she makes sure she never gives her 'liberal' husband a chance to be 'possessive'. "Saif is a...
  • Arunachal MP urges Centre to take note of crime September 7, 2013

    Lok Sabha member from Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjoy has urged the Centre to take note of crimes allegedly committed by Chakma refugees inhabiting in the state. Sanjoy called on Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami at New Delhi on Friday and discussed the present status of the Chakma-Hajong refugee issue, official sources...
  • Married to TV, cinema is my girlfriend: Sudesh Berry September 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Sudesh Berry is returning to the small screen after two years, and that too with two shows. The actor, who keeps oscillating between films and TV, says he feels he is married to television, while cinema is his girlfriend. The actor has earlier been part of shows like 'Andaaz', 'Kashish',...
  • Turkey spends over $700 million for Syrian refugees August 30, 2013

    Turkey has spent about $736 million to shelter Syrian refugees, whose number has exceeded 200,000, the government statistics have revealed. According to the data released by the Prime Ministry 's Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate, Turkey has spent the money on medical services, food and other types of humanitarian aid for...
  • Madras HC extends status quo on deportation of Lankan Tamil refugee August 27, 2013

    The Madras High Court on Tuesday extended the status quo on deporting Sri Lankan Tamil refugee R Senthuran residing in Pammal at Chennai till September 3. A division bench, comprising Justice V Dhanapalan and Justice C T Selvam, extended the order passed by it on August 23. Senthuran, currently living in...
  • US-based Hindu group donates tents to Pakistani refugees August 4, 2013

    A US-based Hindu community organisation has donated tents as part of relief efforts for Pakistani Hindu refugees who are camping at Jodhpur in Rajasthan after fleeing persecution in Pakistan. Hindu Maha Sabha of America (HMSA) donated a total of six tents providing accommodation to eight out of 33 families residing...
  • Pakistan extends stay of Afghan refugees till 2015 July 26, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to extend the stay of Afghan refugees in the country till 2015, officials said. The legal stay of nearly 1.6 million Afghan refugees expired June 30, and the federal cabinet decided to extend the period for another two and a half years, Xinhua reported. "The cabinet considers the...
  • Abhishek Bachchan completes 13 years in Bollywood, calls it a fun ride June 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan took a ride down memory lane and recalled his first release 'Refugee', the buzz around his debut movie and the nervousness that he felt at its premiere 13 years ago. The 37-year-old made his debut with J.P. Dutta's 2000 movie 'Refugee', which also marked Kareena Kapoor's entry...
  • Indian couple that fled country wins right to stay in Australia June 15, 2013

    Melbourne: An Indian couple from Punjab have won the right to stay in Australia after applying for refugee status on the grounds that they may be subjected to honour killing in India for an inter-caste love marriage. The couple's plea for refugee status was rejected by Australian immigration and refugee...
  • More than 7,000 Syrian refugees return from Iraq June 3, 2013

    Baghdad: More than 7,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq have crossed back to the rebel-held Syrian border town of Albu Kamal in recent weeks due to better security there, an Iraqi official said on Sunday. The reverse flow coincides with a lull in battles and air raids by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's...