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Sadako Ogata, first female UNHCR chief passes away

Sadako Ogata (92), a high-profile Japanese diplomat who served as the first female United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1991 to 2000, has passed away on Oct. 22 in Tokyo.

International Migrant Stock 2019

The Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has released the International Migrant Stock 2019. The report provides estimates of the number of international migrants by age, sex and origin for all countries and areas of the world. The report is based on the estimates on official national statistics on the ..

2019 edition of World Refugee Day (WRD)

The World Refugee Day (WRD) is observed every year on 20th of June to celebrate the stories and contributions of refugees. The 2019 theme is “#Step with Refugees – Take a Step on World Refugee Day”. According to the latest annual study released by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 70.8 ..

2019 edition of World Red Cross Day (WRCD)

The World Red Cross Day (WRCD) is observed every year on May 8 to recognize the extraordinary contribution and incredible achievements of the stalwarts and volunteers around the world for helping the people in need anytime, anywhere. It is a gentle nod to all the volunteers who have made unparalleled contribution to people in need. ..

Red Cross calls for a total ban on nuclear weapons

On 8th of February 2019, the Red Cross called for a total ban on nuclear weapons & also gave warning of the growing risk that such arms could again be used with devastating effect. For this burning issue, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red ..

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha official winner of 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, surgeon and medical director at a hospital in Bunj of north-eastern South Sudan, has won the prestigious the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee for his outstanding 20-year commitment in providing medical services to people forced to flee conflict. He also provides health services to locals as well as refugees from Sudan’s neighbouring ..

United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Red Cross have signs pact to support humanitarian efforts in Yemen, Myanmar, DRC

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to support the humanitarian response plan in Yemen, Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in addition to support ICRC’s budget, totaling $11 million. Under the agreement, the UAE will provide the ICRC with $6 ..

What are the views for and against adopting an Open Door Refugee Policy by India?

Refugees are the people who have been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. The tough stance of the government against Rohingya refugees who are referred as world’s most persecuted minorities is put into question in the Supreme Court. Basic Tenets of Indian Refugee Policy The successive governments ..