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India at UNHCR: Neither pragmatic nor principled

India’s highly problematic move in backing an anti-Lankan resolution at the UNHCR will now make India even more marginal in the island nation with some grave long-term damage to its vital......

IN PICS: Angelina Jolie is UNHCR's special envoy

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has been appointed as Special Envoy of the United Nations refugee agency. Angelina, who was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees's Goodwill Ambassador,......

UNHCR resolution: Karuna flays Jaya for taking credit

Continuing the war of words over the Lankan Tamils issue, Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam chief M Karunanidhi on Friday slammed his arch rival and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for initially criticising......

UN vote: We just want justice for Tamils, says PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that India's vote against Sri Lanka at the UNHCR was in line with its stand and wanted to ensure that concern was expressed to enable minority Tamils......

UNHCR concerned about safety of Tamil refugees

The United Nations refugee agency is deeply concerned about the safety of the more than 250,000 displaced people in northern Sri Lanka after reports of securitylapses inside the camps where they......

Here's how CAG report on 2G scam blasts Raja

Indicting A Raja, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on Tuesday said 2G spectrum allocation had caused revenue loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore (Rs 1,760 billion) as the then telecom......

Dhirubhai Ambani's words of wisdom

Dhirubhai Ambani. Arguably, India's most enterprising entrepreneur. His was the ideal rags-to-riches story. He rose from humble beginnings to found India's largest industrial empire, and, in the......

Online game to raise awareness on refugee issue

The English version of an award-winning United Nations online game aimed at raising awareness about refugee situations by putting players in the position of a person forced to flee their home has......

Angelina Jolie needs your help!

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Angelina Jolie, the UNHCR Ambassador, has released a video appealing for greater support for Pakistan flood victims.......

Jolie, Clint Eastwood, Walken: A day out in Hollywood

Get your lowdown on what your favourite Hollywood stars have been up to. Actress and special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Angelina Jolie, waves as she arrives at a global......

Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears: A day out in Hollywood

Here's what your favourite Hollywood stars have been up to.Special envoy of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and movie director Angelina Jolie poses for photograph after giving......

Angelina Jolie meets Pak flood victims

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, who recently donated USD 100,000 for victims of Pakistan's devastating floods, on......

South sirens eyeing Bollywood

With the stupendous success of Ghajini, Asin Thottumkal has become a hot property in Hindi films. Asin's success has made many other hot south Indian actresses head towards the Hindi film......

Motherland of soccer humiliated with first round defeat

England's bid to stage the World Cup for the first time in more than half a century ended in a humiliating first-round defeat when they collected just two votes from the 22-man FIFA executive......

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Q. what is a refugee?
:  A. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RefugeeA refugee is a person who flees to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution. Owing to a...... more

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Q. UNHCR is the United Nation's High Commission for what?
Sneha Biswas:  A. for Refugees (UNHCR) protects and supports refugees and assists in their return or resettlement. more

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Refugees drown in attempted Sudanese smuggling

during an attempt to smuggle them out of a refugee camp, the UN refugee agency said today. The accident happened as a group of from the Shegarab-1... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/refugees-drown-in-attempted-sudanese-smuggling-114122500829_1.html
Africa to strive for favourable results at climate conference

22 December 2014 The Continent: The African Group of Negotiators on climate change committed to making every effort to ensure that the... ...

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No forced repatriation of Afghans, says …

Islamabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistan's Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt. General Abdul Qadir Baloch has dismissed as unfounded the... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/no-forced-repatriation-afghans-says-pakistan-061620212.html
Muslim group trapped by Central African Republic violence face dire situation, warns UN

New York, Dec 24 (IBNS) The United Nations refugee agency voiced concern on Tuesday over the deteriorating situation facing more than 400 members... ...

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Montagnards hiding in Cambodian forests since October now safe, UN reports

New York, Dec 24 (IBNS)After weeks of effort and engagement with authorities, the United Nations said on Tuesday that it has helped a group of... ...

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