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Tag: Refugee

Winter Brings Tibetans to Twin City

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Around one lakh Tibetans consider India their home away from home. Tibetan refugees reside in various parts of the country including Chandragiri in Gajapati district of Odisha. With the arrival of winter these Tibetan refugees come to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to sell woolen garments. From jackets to woollen sweaters, blankets and caps each and […]

UN officials plan donor conference for Rohingya refugees

United Nations: Calling the Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis and a major humanitarian emergency”, the heads of three UN aid organisations have said they were seeking 434 million USD for the victims. The officials — UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator […]

Refugee athlete runs with hope in London

London: Refugee athlete Angelina Nadi said she had made great improvement at the London world championships one year after she competed at the Rio Olympic Games, both in sporting performance and her life. Nadi finished last in the the women’s 1,500m heat 3 in London but her time of 4:33.54 was no doubt a big […]

Over 3,500 crimes against refugees registered in Germany

Berlin: Law enforcement officials in Germany registered 3,533 attacks on refugees and asylum-seekers in 2016, which resulted in 560 people, including 43 children, being injured, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. In addition, the ministry reported that last year there had been 217 attacks against non-profit groups that support refugees and on volunteers from those […]