Mass vaccination against cholera begins in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Dhaka, Oct 10 : Nearly 200 medical teams in Bangladesh on Tuesday began one of the largest cholera vaccination campaigns in history, which involved the administration of some 900,000 doses to Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazaar and in the southeast of the country. The campaign, the second largest oral vaccination ever after Haiti in 2016, […]

Ivanka Trump urges Congress to act on immigration

Washington, Oct 10 : US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump has urged Congress to act on immigration and called the fate of immigrants who have been covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme a “very complicated issue”. “You do have the question of the Dreamers: 800,000 young people, most of whom […]

UN continues to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

United Nations, Oct 10 : UN aid agencies are helping the Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar into Bangladesh, said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric. The number of Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh since late August has reached 519,000, an increase by 4,000 over the weekend, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs […]

Macron calls for acts in conflict zones to stem refugee flows

Paris, Oct 10 : French President Emmanuel Macron has urged more acts in the conflict zones to handle the refugees crisis better and stem flows of asylum seekers that have prompted Europe’s worst migration crisis. “Protecting … means taking action as close as possible to the conflict zones by first providing financial support to UNHCR […]

Yet another Indian medical visa for ailing Pakistani

New Delhi, Oct 9 : India will grant a medical visa to a Pakistani man seeking a liver transplant, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. “Yes, we are granting visa for your father’s liver transplant surgery in India,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted in response to a request by one Hamid Ali Ashraf, who said […]

Trump asks Congress to enact merit-based immigration, silent on H1-B visas

By Arul Louis New York, Oct 9 : While keeping mum on H1-B visas, US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to introduce a merit-based immigration system that could benefit Indians but would also deny green cards to some relatives of immigrants. Trump’s 70-point enforcement plan calling for stiff immigration reforms unveiled by the White […]