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Greece: 13 Dead After Migrant Boat Capsizes In Aegan Sea

Dec 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Greece: The total number of people killed in the boat accidents, which have occurred in the last three days has reached 27. The sinkings came as smugglers increasingly favour a perilous route from Turkey to Italy.

Mexico: 53 Migrants Killed In Accident

Dec 10, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Mexico: at least 53 people from Central America were killed in when the truck they were in overturned. The deceased were covered in white shrouds and laid out at the crash site side by side.


31 Dead As Migrant Boat Capsizes In English Channel

Authorities Wednesday found 31 bodies — including those of five women and a young girl — and two survivors.

Pope Francis Hopes Charity Football Match Deals 'Kick' To Exclusion

Nov 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Among the players will be three migrants who arrived in Italy after living in a refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, and are now being aided by a Roman Catholic charity.


Over 2,000 'Trapped' Migrants March Out Of Mexican City On Foot

Tens of thousands of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti have been waiting in the southern city of Tapachula for refugee or asylum papers that might allow them to travel.

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13 October, 2021

J&K Govt Asks ‘Panicked’ Migrant Staff Not To Leave Valley; Work Or Face Action

Naseer Ganai

The Jammu and Kashmir government in its order said that if migrant staff fails to join their duties, they will face action as per service rules.


19 September, 2021

US Ramps Up Its Plan To Expel Haitian Migrants Back To Their Homeland

Associated Press (AP)

The US authorities said the US would likely fly five to eight planes a day, starting Sunday.


17 August, 2021

Uttarakhand Plans To drop ‘East Pakistan’ Term From Caste Certificates Of Bengali Migrants

Outlook Web Bureau

It fulfils a long-standing demand by members of the displaced Bengali community settled mostly in Udham Singh Nagar district.


14 July, 2021

1,146 Migrants And Refugees Died Attempting To Reach Europe By Sea This Year

Associated Press (AP)

The Central Mediterranean route between Libya and Italy was the deadliest, claiming 741 lives.


06 July, 2021

Tamil Nadu Man Wins Rs 50,000 Talent Competition For Migrants In Singapore

Outlook Web Desk

Ganesan Sandhirakasan won a competition for migrant workers in Singapore by performing Silambam, a traditional Indian martial arts form, in a viral TikTok video.


02 July, 2021

SC Order Towards Making ‘Food For All’ A Reality

Dipa Sinha

The stranded migrant crisis caused by the national lockdown, imposed with little notice, in March 2020 shook the conscience of the nation.


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29 June, 2021

US Sees 40% Fall In Migrant Kids At Largest Shelter Since Biden

Associated Press (AP)

In mid-June, the administration reported about 2,000 boys and girls at the Fort Bliss facility amid child welfare advocates' concerns about inadequate conditions.


11 June, 2021

Migrant Workers Win Labour Suit Against Goodyear In Malaysia

Associated Press (AP)

The plaintiffs were the third group of foreign workers to win a case against Goodyear in the Industrial Court


03 June, 2021

Rajasthan HC Asks Govt To Explain Why Pakistani Refugees Are Not Eligible For Covid Vaccine

Tabeenah Anjum

Hindu Singh Sodha, president of the Seemant Lok Sangathan, said that the state government has failed to act upon the high court's direction which clearly states that Pakistani migrants should not be excluded from vaccination.


02 June, 2021

Pakistani Hindu Migrants In Rajasthan Demand Smooth Implementation Of Latest Guideline Of Citizenship

Tabeenah Anjum

‘It is the nexus between the administration, state, and the home affairs which are responsible for the delay in the citizenship of the Pakistani Hindu migrants,’ says Hindu Singh Sodha


28 May, 2021

Vaccination Guideline No Way Excludes Pakistani Migrants: Rajasthan HC Tells State

Tabeenah Anjum

Rajasthan High Court also directs the state government to ensure that Pak migrants get ration and food


24 May, 2021

Cricket's Healing Touch: Asylum Seekers In Bosnia Find Joy In A 'Good Game'

Agencies

The opportunity for relaxation and fun at the Blazuj camp in Bosnia's capital, Sarajevo, was made possible by a Rome-based humanitarian group


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24 April, 2021

Spurt In Corona, Lockdown Fears Spark Migration In Himachal Pradesh

Ashwani Sharma

More than the spread of infection, migrant labourers are scared of being stranded like last year in case of a lockdown


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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