Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicRefugee Crisis

Topic: Refugee Crisis

We need to bridge the education gap for refugees, says new UNHCR report

At all levels, refugee enrolment is lower than that of non-refugees. As refugee children get older, however, the picture rapidly worsens.

Refugee crisis ‘open-ended question’ as Mizoram CM speaks to Myanmar foreign minister in exile

Mizoram has been facing an influx of refugees from Myanmar since last one month amid military crackdown there following the February coup, which overthrew the ruling party.

Over 80 mn people displaced globally till mid-2020, Covid worsened challenges, says UN

According to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, some of the measures to curb Covid spread made it harder for refugees to reach safety.

‘Everything is fragile’ — how two refugees see the world during the Covid-19 crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed brutal social inequalities and refugees are worst hit due to food insecurity and limited access to hygiene.

‘Killing with eventual intent’ — 3 men get 125 yrs for drowning of 3-yr-old Syrian Alan Kurdi

A 2015 photo of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi's body facedown on a Turkish beach became a symbol of the European refugee crisis and sufferings caused by the Syrian war.

Ritwik Ghatak, the celluloid rebel who used cinema as a political tool

Revolutionary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak mirrored the pain of Bengal’s partition and refugee crisis through his famed trilogy, which began with Megha Dhaka Tara.

Global Pulse: Europe’s young, ambitious and divisive, Yes, me too. Now what?

Sebastian Kurz is far from being Europe’s last ambitious, young and divisive leader.

Global Pulse: Warehousing refugees to make Italy great again, Trump’s effort to polarise

Italy is off shoring its Mediterranean migration problem to a former colony, Libya, with the intention of preventing mostly sub-Saharan African migrants from leaving Libya’s shores for Europe.

Global Pulse: Money is the reason for Trump’s transgender military ban, refugees are now Merkel’s foes, and anxious American Muslims


GLOBAL PULSE: Majority back Trump’s travel ban, EU blamed for refugee deaths and attack on politicians in Venezuela

PRO-GOVERNMENT MILITIAS ATTACK VENEZUELAN CONGRESS On Venezuelan Independence Day Wednesday a group of pro-government militias attacked opposition politicians with sticks and metal bars outside the country’s congress.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.