Refugee crisis Current Affairs, GK & News

US on Refugee Cap

The US President Joe Biden has planned to lift the refugee cap by May 2021. The former President Donald Trump had imposed historically low cap, on refugees. Trump had earlier set the Refugee cap to 15,000. This was the lowest in the history of the US. What is the issue? President Joe Biden recently signed ..

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World Refugee Day observed on June 20

World Refugee Day is celebrated on 20th June each year to create awareness about the struggles faced by the displaced individuals. This year’s theme for World Refugee Day is “Every Action Counts”. The theme addresses the need for inclusive and equal treatment of refugees. It takes into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic and the on-going anti-racism ..

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India provides 2 million USD aid to United Nations Relief and Works Agency

On May 19, 2020, India provided 2 million USD relief aid to the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) to help in welfare of Palestine refugees. The aid is to be used in core programmes including education and health for the refugees. Highlights In 2019, India increased its annual contribution to UNRWA from 1.25 ..

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Geneva to host first Global Refugee Forum

The first ever Global Refugee Forum is being held in Geneva, Switzerland from 17-18 December 2019. It is being jointly hosted by United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) along with Government of Switzerland. At GRF the international community will showcase and exchange good practices at national, regional or global levels. About Global Refugee Forum 2019 Objective: ..

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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 ..

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