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Urgent APRRN Statement
: Immediately Cease Harassment and Intimidation of Sri Lankan Lawyer Lakshan Dias

Immediately Cease Harassment and Intimidation of Sri Lankan Lawyer Lakshan Dias The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), a civil society network of more than 300 individual and organisational members from 28 countries, urges the Sri Lankan Government to immediately … Continue reading

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Unlocking Childhood: Current immigration detention practices and alternatives for child asylum seekers and refugees in Asia and the Pacific

APRRN is pleased to present the “Unlocking Childhood: Current immigration detention practices and alternatives for child asylum seekers and refugees in Asia and the Pacific” report. Coauthored with Save the Children, the report is based on extensive research and examines … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Human rights advocates from across Asia urge the Taiwanese Government to swiftly pass Refugee Act

For immediate release Human rights advocates from across Asia urge the Taiwanese Government to swiftly pass Refugee Act 亞洲跨國人權倡議,呼籲台灣儘速通過難民法 Taipei, 26 April 2017, 10.00: This week civil society and refugee experts from across Asia met with the government of the … Continue reading

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APRRN Statement: Stop the Eviction of Rohingyas in Jammu

17 March 2017 APRRN Statement
 Stop the Eviction of Rohingyas in Jammu The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) urges the Government of India to act immediately to provide protection to Rohingya refugees living in Jammu. Since November 2016, Rohingya living … Continue reading

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APRRN Statement: Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Need Safety and Security

17 March 2017 APRRN Statement Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Need Safety and Security The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) urges the Government of Pakistan to act immediately to provide protection to registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Local media reports from … Continue reading

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Urgent APRRN Statement: ‘Rohingya Island’ Proposal is Dangerous, Absurd and Inhumane

17 February 2017 Urgent APRRN Statement
 ‘Rohingya Island’ Proposal is Dangerous, Absurd and Inhumane The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), a civil society network of over 300 members, expresses serious concern towards the Government of Bangladesh for its plans … Continue reading

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APRRN Press Release: Long-Term Solutions Needed for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

For immediate release Long-Term Solutions Needed for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Bangkok, 10 February 2017 On 8 February 2017, Pakistan state media reported that Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan have had their legal stay extended until the end of December … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Papua New Guinea Must Guarantee Safety of Iranian Refugee Loghman Sawari

For immediate release Papua New Guinea Must Guarantee Safety of Iranian Refugee Loghman Sawari Bangkok, 8 February 2017 On 3 February, Fijian authorities deported a twenty-one year old refugee from Suva, Fiji to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. This … Continue reading

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APRRN Press Release: Trump ban on refugee admissions will cause “tremendous human suffering” says refugee and APRRN Chair, Yiombi Thona

Bangkok, 26th January 2017 An early draft of an Executive Order that President Donald Trump is expected to issue this week outlines a plan to ban all refugees from the United States for an initial 120 days.  The Order makes … Continue reading

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APRRN Press Release: Taiwan Urged to Pass National Refugee Legislation and Provide Genuine Protection to Refugees

For immediate release Taiwan Urged to Pass National Refugee Legislation and Provide Genuine Protection to Refugees Taipei, 20th January 2017 This week the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) hosted a review of Taiwan’s commitments under the United Nations … Continue reading

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