Southeast Asian countries were urged on Tuesday to treat migrants landing on their shores humanely and avoid a repeat of this year’s disaster in which hundreds of refugees were either lost at sea or died in jungle camps.
Thailand has been preparing to send off a group of Rohingya Muslims who were victims of human trafficking to various countries, including the United States.
The U.S. has decided to keep Thailand on its list of worst human trafficking centres for another year, despite government efforts to stop the trade.
The United States said on Friday that thousands of migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas needed urgent rescue, as countries gathered in Bangkok to discuss the regional crisis.
Burmese refugees living in Thailand will face challenges if they are repatriated, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday.
Film star and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie visited a Karenni woman and her family at a refugee camp near the Thai-Burmese border on Friday, to mark World Refugee Day.
The United Nations refugee agency has released a report that coincides with World Refugee Day, that says there are now more refugees in the world than there were nearly 20[…]
Police have named 18 Rohingya refugees as suspects for the deaths of eight Buddhists in an immigration detention centre, and say they will face trial in Indonesia.
Umpiem official says many of the estimated 3,000 victims of a fire last week ‘lost everything except the clothes they were wearing’
Local administrator in Kachin state detained on 5 January by soldiers on allegations he has links to Kachin Independence Army
Sayad fled a witch hunt in both Burma and Malaysia and is now being held in indefinite detenton in Australia, a victim of the Gillard administration’s controversial refugee policy
Hundreds of houses destroyed in two refugee camps in western Thailand as days of heavy rain bring threat of landslides
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Bangladesh’s food minister tells US official that pressure by western nations to register Rohingya refugees is ‘keeping the problem alive’
Aid group warns that Burmese refugees in Bangladeshi camps could face starvation if their situation is not properly addressed by international community
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Nov 30, 2009 (DVB), The European Union is seeking to allow Burmese refugees currently confined to camps along the Thailand-Burma border to work legally in Thailand. The move comes after[…]
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