Tag Archives: Refugees

‘Regional peace can resolve Afghan refugees’ issue’

PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has urged the need to make the regional law and order atmosphere conducive and rehabilitate the affected socio-economic infrastructure which can ensure settlement of the Afghan refugees’ issue.
“We endorse the decision of allowing the registered Afghan refugees to stay here till December 2012, but permitting them permanent settlement is possible,” remarked Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian

Hopes fade for 150 refugees lost at sea

ROME – Hopes faded on Thursday for some 150 African refugees fleeing Libya whose boat capsized in the middle of the Mediterranean in stormy weather, a day after 53 survivors were plucked from the sea.
“We are still searching for 150 people. The hope of finding other survivors is fading by the hour,” Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said in parliament. Italian and Maltese coast guard vessels and planes, as well as two commercial vessels, were taking part in the high-seas rescue

Jolie calls for help for Libyan refugees

Angelina Jolie has flown to North Africa to help as thousands of refugees flee the ongoing conflict in Libya. More than 400,000 people have crossed Libya’s borders since fighting broke out between rebel groups and forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi, while allied countries have also been carrying out air strikes in the area.
The Hollywood actress, who is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations’ refugee agency, travelled to the border of Libya and neighbouring Tunisia on

Somali refugees protest against UNHCR

ISLAMABAD – The Somali refugees on Monday staged a protest demonstration against the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the affiliated NGOs accusing them of violating their fundamental human rights in Pakistan.
A large number of refuges, including women and children, gathered in front of the Diplomatic Enclave in the federal capital and participated in the demonstration which lasted for four hours.
They said the UNHCR and the NGOs were not providing