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Israel and Hamas announce ceasefire in Gaza and other stories

Today we look at the ceasefire announced by Israel and Hamas, violent arrests of student protestors from a rural school in Mexico, and more

Rohingya refugees detained in India Rohingya refugees detained for violating Foreigners Act in India

Close to 170 Rohingya refugees in Jammu were taken into the Hiranagar sub-jail on March 7 after being declared as “illegal migrants” under Section 3 (2) e of the Foreigners Act. The move has instilled fear in thousands of refugees living in the region 

UNHCR Global Trends report on refugees More than 1% of world population is forcibly displaced, says UNHCR report

Busting the myth and propaganda claims about the so-called ‘refugee problem’ in developed countries, the UNHCR data establishes that around 85% of the total refugees in the world are hosted by developing countries

Mexico evacuates migrant centers due to COVID-19 pandemic

In the past five weeks, over 3,653 Central American migrants housed in migrant shelters or centers, have been returned to their countries of origin

ICRC urges Mexico and Central American countries to protect migrants against COVID-19

The ICRC highlighted that migrants are more vulnerable to coronavirus due to lack of access to healthcare and conditions for isolation and hygiene measures

refugee resettlement UNHCR announces halt in refugee resettlement activities due to COVID-19

The UNHCR and the International Organisation for Migration cited difficulties in travel due to restrictions imposed by several countries amid the global spread of COVID-19

South Africa refugees Refugees demanding safety violently evicted from UNHCR premises in South Africa

Around 700 refugees had been camping outside the UNHCR offices in Pretoria since October 8, following a wave of xenophobic violence in the country in September

South Africa refugees Refugees demonstrating outside UNHCR violently evicted, find refuge in Cape Town church

After a spate of xenophobic violence in September, refugees in Cape Town were conducting a sit-in demonstration outside the UNHCR office when they were attacked and forced to leave on October 30

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