European migrant crisis: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Lesbos and Chios Riots

Dozens of people were injured due to intensifying clashes in the Greek Islands of Lesbos and Chios. The riots are against the government’s plans to build migrant camps on the islands. The islands, Lesbos and Chios are part of which country? The Lesbos and Chios islands are part of Greece. The Greek government has overcrowded ..

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 ..

India leading country of origin of international migrants in 2019

A dataset titled ‘International Migrant Stock 2019’ has recently released by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The data provides the latest estimates of the number of international migrants by age, sex and origin for all countries and areas of the world.  As per UN report, India is the ..

Beirut venue of Arab Economic And Social Development Summit 2019

The Arab Economic and Social Development Summit held in the Lebanese capital Beirut, in which the Arab leaders and officials issued a joint statement called Beirut Declaration. The declaration calls for the establishment of an Arab free trade zone. It also urged the International community to support nations hosting Syrian refugees and take steps to ..

German parliament classifies Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco , Georgia as safe countries of origin

The German parliament has recently adopted a draft law that classifies the North African states of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco as well as Georgia as safe countries of origin. The move is meant to deter migrants from those countries and streamline the handling of asylum applications. Once the law is approved by the German Federal ..

2017 International Migrants Day (IMD)

The United Nations (UN) International Migrants Day is observed every year on December 18 to recognize the efforts, contributions, and rights of workers and members of their families worldwide. The 2017 theme is “Safe Migration in a World on the Move”

The United Nations’ International Day of Peace on 21 September

The United Nations’ International Day of Peace is observed every year on September 21 to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year, in 2017, the day will focus on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. Its messages will be ..