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Arun Jaitley to return as Finance Minister, to attend CCS meet

Sudanese refugee wins major human rights award

Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Sudanese refugee who has been held in Australia’s notorious offshore Manus Island processing centre for over five years, has won the prestigious Martin Ennals human rights prize, the UN refugee agency UNHCR has said. “Recognized as a true leader, human rights and humanitarian advocate, Muhamat has[Read More…]

UNHCR probing case of Saudi woman detained in Bangkok

UNHCR probing case of Saudi woman detained in Bangkok

Bangkok: The office of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said it was probing the case of an 18-year-old Saudi woman detained at the Bangkok airport amid claims that she was being forced to return to her family after fleeing from them to avoid a forced marriage. Rahaf[Read More…]

No one dreams of being a refugee: Angelina Jolie

No one dreams of being a refugee: Angelina Jolie

The global refugee crisis is a major challenge for the present generation, believes actress-activist Angelina Jolie, the Special Envoy for UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency. She says no one dreams of being a refugee. Angelina has written an opinion piece for CNN, sharing her thoughts on the anguish that[Read More…]

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