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IFC Helps Pacific Banks Build Resilience

Pacific: With funding support from the governments of Australia and New Zealand, the IFC is helping to strengthen the important financial sector at a time that economies are under huge pressure. IFC has held more than 35 virtual meetings and … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Outcry in Afghanistan after Iran border guards accused of forcing drowned migrants into river

The drowning of at least 18 young Afghans allegedly forced at gunpoint into a river by Iranian border guards has caused a diplomatic strain between Kabul and Tehran and international calls for an investigation. Hanif Atmar, Afghan foreign minister, has … Continue reading

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News Release: Malaysia: Deploy Search and Rescue for Rohingya Boats, Ensure Safe Disembarkation

For full news release, please see here. (BANGKOK and COX’S BAZAR, April 17, 2020)—The Government of Malaysia should urgently coordinate regional governments to deploy search and rescue missions for boats of Rohingya refugees adrift at sea and ensure their safe … Continue reading

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URGENT STATEMENT: Global Response to COVID-19 Should Not Undermine the Right of Asylum

For the full PDF version of the statement please click here. The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) further reiterates our grave concern over the impact of border-closure measures implemented by governments around the world on the right to seek … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Briefing on Legal Framework for Refugees in Malaysia

Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) and ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) jointly organised the Parliamentary Briefing on Legal Framework for Refugees in Malaysia on 24 October 2019, in collaboration with the office of the Speaker of the House … Continue reading

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APRRN’S 2019 SOUTH ASIA SHORT COURSE ON REFUGEE RIGHTS AND ADVOCACY

The second South Asia Short Course on Refugee Rights and Advocacy took place from 13 to 18 June 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Organised in partnership with the International Law and Relations Study Centre of Kathmandu School of Law, this course … Continue reading

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NEWSLETTER: JUNE 2019 ISSUE

Welcome to the second issue of APRRN’s Newsletter for 2019! Here is a glimpse of what APRRN has been working on for the past 3 months. If you have any inquiries or feedback, kindly contact Rachel Tan at rachel@aprrn.info.   … Continue reading

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APRRN Annual Report 2018

In 2018, the number of people forced from their homes in the Asia Pacific reached a staggering mark of 7.7 million. According to the UNHCR, a majority of them root from war-torn Afghanistan and Myanmar, casting some of the most … Continue reading

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NEWSLETTER: MARCH 2019 ISSUE

Welcome to the first issue of APRRN’s Newsletter for 2019! Here is a glimpse of what APRRN has been working on for the past 3 months. If you have any inquiries or feedback, kindly contact Rachel Tan at rachel@aprrn.info.   … Continue reading

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