.New Delhi, Delhi, India
UNHCR stated that two-thirds of all refugees came from just five countries as of 2020. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • June 20 is observed as World Refugee Day every year since 2001
  • UN states that 20 people leave everything behind in every minute
  • The UNHCR says that 82.4 million people were forcibly displaced in 2020

Chennai, June 19 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday launched a scheme to provide monetary assistance of Rs 4,000 each to 13,553 Sri Lankan Tamil refugee families living ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jaipur Collector poses after he granted Indian citizenship to Pakistani Hindu refugees in Jaipur. (PTI Photo/File)

  • The ministry has issued order under the Citizenship Act 1955 and Rules framed under the law in 2009
  • The fresh order is no way connected to the CAA enacted in 2019
  • The rules under the CAA are yet to be framed by the government

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden made the announced in an online statement from the White House. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI File)

  • The change follows heavy criticism from the Democratic allies of Joe Biden
  • The 15,000-cap "did not reflect America's values as a nation," Biden said
  • Biden agreed that the goal of 62,500 admissions won't be achieved within this year

.Delaware, USA
US President Joe Biden made the announcement on Saturday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Biden explained his plan after playing golf near Delaware residence
  • White House said on Friday that the previous goal "seems unlikely"
  • The Friday annoucement attracted backlash from refugee advocacy groups

.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
As per the new allocation 7,000 slots have been reserved for refugees from Africa. (AFP Photo)

  • Biden will be lifting Trump's historically low migration caps by next month
  • White House did not give a specific number for the expanded capping
  • His advisers told Joe to 'take immediate action to reverse the Trump policy'

.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
The raise in the number of refugees allowed wouldn't come any time soon. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Previously, Joe Biden had expressed his interest in allowing up to 62,500 refugees
  • His administration said the admission system under Donald Trump needs and overhaul
  • Before that the number of refugees cannot be raised to what they committed to

.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Saeed Khatibzadeh accused EU of having "stayed silent in the face of" US sanctions. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@IRIMFA_EN)

  • EU imposed sanctions on eight Iranian militia commanders and police chiefs
  • Foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh "strongly condemned" the sanctions
  • Hossein Salami, head of the IRGC, was among those sanctioned

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The White House released a statement on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • President Joe Biden expressed his support over a call with Jordan's King Abdullah II
  • The two leaders also discussed the "strong bilateral ties" between the countries
  • The two-state solution would establish an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel

.New York, NY, USA
Anti-coup protesters run to avoid military forces during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Myanmar shares an over 1,600 km long unfenced and porous land border with India 
  • Officials said this week that the number of Myanmar refugees in Mizoram has crossed 1,000
  • Myanmar's military ousted the country's government on February 1