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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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Afghanistan: Afghanistan investigates reports Iran guards forced migrants into river

Afghanistan is investigating reports Afghan migrants drowned after being tortured and pushed into a river by Iranian border guards. The migrants were caught trying to enter Iran illegally from the western Herat province on Friday, according to local media. The … Continue reading

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Korea: Even with “Refugee” Status, Anything More than Mere Survival in South Korea Is a Mirage

A was oppressed for engaging in anti-government activities in Ethiopia, so he left his country with a passport he borrowed from a friend in 2016. He applied for refugee status after entering South Korea. When it was revealed that A … Continue reading

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Struggling Asylum Seekers Plea for Equal Refugee Support: “Please Treat Us the Same”

New Zealand: Asylum Seekers say they’re struggling to survive in New Zealand and they’re pleading with the government to give them the same support as other refugees. Covid-19 crisis has added to their struggles, as many asylum seekers have been … Continue reading

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The Communities Left Behind in the Pandemic

Australia: While the government’s $130 billion JobKeeper package is designed to prop up workers that have lost employment during the pandemic, international students, working holiday makers, refugees, asylum seekers, and skilled temporary migrants – who are overrepresented in these industries … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Health D-G Dr Noor Hisham calls for concerted action on Covid-19 at immigration detention centres in Malaysia, warns against discrimination of foreigners

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Immediate medical attention and decontamination are needed at immigration detention centres where Covid-19 has emerged, said health director-general (D-G) Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah while stressing that foreigners should not be discriminated against in terms … Continue reading

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Thailand: Let UN Refugee Agency Screen Rohingya

(Bangkok) – Thai authorities should allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) unhindered access to Rohingya from Myanmar to determine whether they qualify for refugee status, Human Rights Watch said today. The government’s inhumane policy of holding Rohingya … Continue reading

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Malaysia: More coronavirus cases at migrant detention centre

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia reported 35 new coronavirus cases at an immigration detention centre on Thursday, after authorities rounded up undocumented migrants this month in areas under lockdown. The United Nations has called on Malaysia to stop the crackdown, … Continue reading

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Myanmar: First Covid-19 Positive Case Amongst Returning Migrants

The first case of Covid-19 has been confirmed among returning migrants in Kayin State. Approx. 80,000 migrants have returned since March according to IOM estimates. Two military owned machines are being used for Covid-19 testing of military personnel, people at quarantine … Continue reading

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Indonesia, Australia Explore Solution to Rohingya Refugee Crisis Under Bali Process

Australia: Amid pressure from humanitarian organizations, Indonesia and Australia have moved to follow-up talks under the Bali Process framework to prepare for the possibility of another refugee crisis in the Andaman Sea, where hundreds of asylum seekers died in 2015. … Continue reading

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