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  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday expressed gratitude to Indian authorities on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for taking care of 142 Rohingya refugees, whose boat was intercepted by coastal security agencies near Shaheed Dweep a day ago.

  • UNHCR thanks the Indian Coast Guard and the authorities for saving desperate human lives.

  • The boat left from Bangladesh 14 to 15 days ago and was on its way to Indonesia. Those aboard included 47 women and 59 minors.

UNHCR basic details

  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution.

  • Established: 1950, in the aftermath of WW2 

    1. To protect and assist refugees

    2. To find solutions for them, such as voluntary repatriation, local integration, or resettlement in another country

    3. To provide emergency assistance to people displaced by conflict

    4. To advocate for the rights of refugees and stateless persons

  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

  • Operations: In over 135 countries

  • As of 2023, there are over 108 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.

  • 27.1 million refugees

  • 48.3 million internally displaced persons

  • 4.4 million asylum-seekers

  • 3.9 million stateless persons

UNHCR provides life-saving assistance to millions of people, 




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