Malaysia and Indonesia have vowed to turn back any boats carrying migrants that enter their waters, as the boat people crisis in the region intensifies.
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.
Burmese asylum-seekers living in Indonesia say they will continue to risk their lives and travel by boat to Australia, despite the very high chance they will never get there.
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) looks to the Burmese government to solve the crisis involving Rohingyas Muslims being pushed out of Arakan state.
Protesters stood in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ offices in Rangoon’s Sanchaung township to express their support for President Thein Sein’s plan to resettle the Rohingya minority[…]
UN refugee agency warns of dangers facing the thousands of Burmese migrants who could be repatriated if the deal goes through
Thousands of asylum seekers and refugees who fled Burma face possibility of being returned if mooted ‘swap deal’ goes ahead
Australian govt defeated in high court over bid to send detained asylum seekers who arrive by boat to Malaysia
Burma in top five of global refugee-producing countries by UN report which places it higher than that of both Sudan and Colombia
UN human rights chief says the proposed plan to send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia could violate international refugee laws
Trafficked Burmese children as young as 10 kept in detention camp for nine months as Burmese embassy and UNHCR “play volleyball” with their futures
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July 1, 2009 (DVB), The UN's refugee agency announced yesterday that it had resettled the 50,000th Burmese refugee from Thailand's nine border refugee camps as part of the world's largest[…]
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