Press releases

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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Press Release: Civil Society from across the Asia Pacific meets for 6th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights

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APRRN Joint Statement: APRRN calls on Pakistan Government to Extend Validity of Proof of Residency Card for Afghan Refugees

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Press release: Asylum Seekers and Refugees Lack Protection in Thailand

Thailand: Asylum Seekers and Refugees Lack Protection in Thailand UN submission calls on Thailand to recognize the rights of refugees (Bangkok, March 16, 2016) — The government of Thailand should commit to concrete actions to respect, protect, and promote the … Continue reading

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Press release: Civil Society in the Asia Pacific agrees to unite to end statelessness

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]BANGKOK, June 17 – Civil society groups in the Asia and the Pacific have agreed to set up a new and dedicated network to prevent and eradicate statelessness in the region and advocate for the right of every person to … Continue reading

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Press release – The Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean: Falling short of expectations

Press releaseThe Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean: Falling short of expectationsBangkok, 1st of June 2015The Special Meeting on Irregular Migration, held on Friday in Bangkok has fallen short of APRRN’s expectations by failing to directly address … Continue reading

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Press release: Detained children in the Asia Pacific unable to celebrate international child rights day

November 20, 2014BANGKOK, Thailand, November 20 – While many people today celebrate to mark the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, there are many who cannot.Many children in the Asia Pacific region continue to … Continue reading

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