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The outdated definition of refugee status unfits to the current refugee world! – Nirmala Benard Joseph

Image: In March 2017 Ai Weiwei launched  a massive sculpture featuring 70 metre long boat with 258 refugees (www.creativeboom.com) An overview of the definition of refugee...

The fate of Pakistani and Afghan Refugees in Sri Lanka.

Image: The Amadiyya community centre in Pasyala hosts refugees and asylum seekers forced to leave their homes since the April 21 attacks in Sri Lanka....

Residents in Jaffna are resolute in welcoming refugees and asylum seekers

Image: Displaced Pakistani refugees in Sri Lanka. Statement by the Jaffna People’s Forum for Co-existence. As residents of Jaffna and people belonging to different faiths, we...

Harassing Rohingya refugees [in Colombo] is an insult to humanity – JVP

Harassing and assaulting a group of Rohingya refugees who had arrived from Myanmar and are temporarily settled under the care of UNHRC by a...

Minister Mangala Samaraweera condemns the attack on Rohingya refugee in Colombo

Image: The group that led the attack on UNHCR safe house where 31 Rohingya refugees were staying. Mangala amaraaweera. I would like to condemn in the strongest...

UN Refugee Agency alarmed over incident at Colombo refugee shelter

Image: These ware the refugees ( before sent to Mirihana camp, who came under attack on 26th Sep 2017 in  outskirts of Colombo. (UNHRC News) The...

Mediterranean Death Toll Soars in First 5 Months of 2016

(A boat filled with refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean floats off the coast of Italy.   © Italian Navy/Masimo Sestini) By: Adrian Edwards in Geneva...
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Amnesty International urges UNHRC to establish an international accountability mechanism on Sri Lanka

Image:© sunanda deshapriya සුනන්ද දේශප්‍රිය. In a paper presented the member states of the UNHTC, Geneva Amnesty International has urged the United Nations (UN) Human...
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THE HILL WE CLIMB- Amanda Gorman

When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We've braved the belly...

Sri Lanka President appoints a CoI on human rights violations weeks before the HRC 46

Image~ Sri Lanka flag at the UNHRC, Geneva © sunanda deshapriya සුනන්ද දේශප්‍රිය. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a three-member commission to identify the findings...

Rajapaksas marching Sri Lanka towards military rule

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is filling government with ex-top brass in the name of 'professionalizing' island-nation's politics. by Salman Rafi Sheikh Even at the height of the Sri...