The plan envisages a voluntary repatriation of 110,000 refugees residing in Thailand’s camps, drawing mixed reactions from camp leaders.
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