Tag Archives: Refugee Participation

Malaysia: Six Cases of Suicide Amongst Undocumented Migrants

Six undocumented migrants from Myanmar have been reported to have committed suicide over the past month in Malaysia. Due to the lockdowns, the migrants had all faced  increased financial hardships.  Many had lost their jobs or were unable to find jobs … Continue reading

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The Philippines: Concerns over Anti-Terrorism Bill and Humanitarian Aid

The beginning of June saw the  draft Anti-Terrorism Bill 2020 passed through the Philippines House of Representatives  and the Senate, now only waiting for President Duterte to pass the bill into law. This bill has caused rising concerns over its threat to … Continue reading

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Illawarra Activists to Call for Action During Online Refugee Week Events

Australia: Refugee Action Collective Illawarra (RACI) is going online to highlight the alarming plight of asylum seekers and refugees in detention during the COVID-19 crisis and call for action. The online event protests against the Federal Government, who are rejecting … Continue reading

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Japan and Thailand: Refugee Aid from Japan’s Contribution of 450,000 USD to Thailand for the Prevention of COVID-19

The Government of Japan’s contribution of 450,000 USD to Thailand in aid of preventing COVID-19 is welcomed by the UN Refugee Agency.  The UNHCR Representative of Thailand states that this contribution will “allow UNHCR to share information on hygiene measures … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Frustrated Hong Kong asylum seekers want to join Covid-19 fight

For many people classified as “non-essential workers,” the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the loss of employment and income. But Claudine, 47, a trained nurse, remains unseen and unable to work, despite a demand for skilled people like her. Claudine, … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Concerns over Immigration Detention Centre Conditions and Migrant Worker Rights

Human rights lawyers have raised concerns over the high risk conditions of Immigration Detention Centres for the spread of COVID-19 amongst detainees. Castle Peak Bay Immigration Detention Centre has been particularly criticised following reports of “rats in the premises, malfunctioning toilets, … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Movement Control Order- How are Refugees Coping?: Interview with Lilianne Fan

Key impacts of the MCO include the loss of livelihoods, which has threatened basic food security and left many unable to pay rent and thus at risk of evictions. Lilianne Fan additionally highlights that despite free testing for all foreigners, … Continue reading

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