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Conflict and persecution caused global forced displacement to escalate sharply in 2015, reaching the highest level ever recorded and representing immense human suffering, according to a report released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

With a multitude of conflicts and crises causing record displacement around the world, resettlement has become an increasingly vital part of UNHCR’s efforts to find solutions and advocate for fairer responsibility-sharing for refugees, a UNHCR report released at an annual meeting in Geneva says.

This was said yesterday by the Deputy Minister, Mr Ramo Makani, when responding to Mr Cosato Chumi (Mafinga Urban-CCM) who asked the government to consider licensing villagers living around forest

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Tribal Population, 02/05/2016. As per Census 2011, State / UT -wise and tribe-wise details of Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the country are given at Annexure I. Percentage of Scheduled Tribe persons below poverty line, State-wise and at all India level for the year 2011-12 estimated by the erstwhile Planning Commission are at Annexure II. Details of centrally sponsored schemes being implemented by Ministry of Tribal Affairs are given at Annexure III. State / UT-wise details are at Annexures IV to XV.

Recent SC order enlivens the hopes of people living in five Kaani hamlets

Forest dwellers inside Odisha’s Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) have put forward their own Community Forest Resource Management and Conservation (CFRMC) plan for vast forest stretches.

WWF, the world’s largest conservation organisation, has been accused by leading tribal defence group Survival International of inadvertently facilitating serious human rights abuses against pygmy g

Indigenous peoples made significant social progress, experienced a reduction in poverty levels in several countries and gained improved access to basic services during the boom of the first decade of the century, but they did not benefit to the same extent as the rest of Latin Americans, according to a new World Bank study.

NASHIK: The tribal development department has proposed Rs 464.72 crore outlay for Tribal development plan in Nashik district for the year 2016-17.

This issue explores the extent of children's vulnerability and resilience to climate and disaster risks in several Asian cities. Specific institutional arrangements, programmes and projects that aim to promote children's welfare in these cities are examined.