Geographic Updates: South Asia

INDIA: Understanding Citizenship and Refugees’ Status in India

by Prachi Raj (prachiraj372@gmail.com), MPhil student at the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. The recent Rohingya crisis in South Asia raised questions regarding the refugee policies of the Indian state, which seem to take a very diplomatic position … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Calls for holding India accountable for violating int’l humanitarian law in Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 11 (APP):A top Pakistani diplomat has urged the world community to intervene and hold India accountable for its “grave” breaches of international humanitarian law and war crimes in occupied Kashmir, as he highlighted the decades of Kashmiri … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN: For many Afghan refugees, going back is not an option

PESHAWAR: The Afghan culture, particularly the cuisine and dresses, has left impact on the local culture in Pakistan, particularly in tribal districts. Iqra Khan, hailing from former FR Peshawar, said she has arranged an Afghani frock for the marriage of … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: Have you ever walked a mile in their shoes?

Despite widespread documentation of Rohingya dissatisfaction with available health services, problems continue to be reported in the relationship of trust between affected communities and humanitarians. Since mid-March, community-based research reflected in the COVID-19 Explained series has uncovered a wide-spread and … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Afghanistan investigates reports Iran guards forced migrants into river

Afghanistan is investigating reports Afghan migrants drowned after being tortured and pushed into a river by Iranian border guards. The migrants were caught trying to enter Iran illegally from the western Herat province on Friday, according to local media. The … Continue reading

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India and Bangladesh: Cyclone Amphan And COVID-19: Mass Destruction In South Asia

Cyclone Amphan has pummelled India and Bangladesh and continues to leave a trail of mass destruction and chaos as the two countries attempt to recover. As of May 23rd, at least 106 deaths were confirmed. As per disaster management officials, … Continue reading

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South Asian countries ease COVID-19 lockdowns despite sharp rise in infections

Ignoring the rapidly increasing number of coronavirus cases and deaths across South Asia, the region’s governments have begun easing lockdown restrictions in a bid to “reopen” the economy. Collectively, the total number of government-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region to … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: ‘A nightmare scenario’ – Fears for Rohingya Refugees as First Coronavirus Case Found in Camps

Fears are mounting for the thousands of refugees who live in the filthy, cramped camps of Cox Bazar in Bangladesh, after a Rohingya man became the first to test positive for COVID-19. The World Health Organization later clarified there has … Continue reading

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Pakistan: COVID Lockdown Upends Life for Overlooked Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Nearly 2.5 million Afghans live in Pakistan as either registered or undocumented refugees. Their lives have been upended by the coronavirus lockdown, but they seem to be getting little attention. 

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Bangladesh: ‘Covid-19 Aid Limits Imperil Rohingya’

The Bangladesh Government’s new COVID-19 restrictions (from the 8th April) on access to aid and the internet for Rohingya, cutting humanitarian workers in refugee camps by 80%, , has put refugees at severe risk. This has affected aid workers capacity … Continue reading

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