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Indonesia and Malaysia: Indonesian migrant workers Facing hardship in Malaysia turn to Indonesian Government for Help

While Malaysia managed to flatten its COVID-19 curve with a strict stay-at-home order, a slowed economy has seen many migrant workers from neighbouring Indonesia struggle to feed themselves. As Indonesians — particularly women — face an increasingly desperate situation, there are … Continue reading

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Morrison Government must accept New Zealand offer to provide safety for refugees due to COVID-19 crisis

New Zealand: New Zealand granting Behrouz Boochani asylum is a strong reminder to the Morrison Government that there is a viable solution to 7 years of failed asylum policy. The Morrison Government has an opportunity to resettle people in New … Continue reading

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CHINA: China’s Post-COVID strategy

In the aftermath of the covid19 pandemic, the increasingly belligerent behaviour exhibited by China in South Asia and South East Asia and China’s imposition of the National Security Law in Hong Kong, it is interesting, to see the tone of the English … Continue reading

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Indonesia: EU Welcomes Indonesia’s Decision to Help Rohingya Refugees

The European Union (EU) has welcomed Indonesia’s decision to provide a safe-landing and humanitarian assistance to 99 Rohingya refugees stranded off the northern coast of Aceh last week.  The refugees claimed to have been adrift at sea for four months. … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Prime Minister Insists Malaysia cannot Take Anymore Refugees Amid Rising Pressure on ASEAN to Respond to the ‘Rohingya Crisis’

During the 36th ASEAN Summit, held virtually on the 26th June due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister of Malaysia Tan Sri Muhyidden Yassin stated that Malaysia can no longer take in Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in light of their … Continue reading

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Korea: ‘Seven years on, refugee protection in S. Korea in retreat’

Nkuka Lulendo and his family stepped on South Korean soil after a long, grueling 10 months of being trapped inside Incheon International Airport’s transit zone in October last year. But it was only the beginning of their journey to win … Continue reading

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NEW ZEALAND: Report outlines distrust, claims of bullying, in refugee decision process

Distrust and disrespect, delays and allegations of discrimination and bullying are outlined in an independent report into the decision-making process for asylum-seekers. The review paints a picture of relationships between some lawyers and staff at the Refugee Status Branch breaking … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN: For many Afghan refugees, going back is not an option

PESHAWAR: The Afghan culture, particularly the cuisine and dresses, has left impact on the local culture in Pakistan, particularly in tribal districts. Iqra Khan, hailing from former FR Peshawar, said she has arranged an Afghani frock for the marriage of … Continue reading

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Myanmar: Rise of Covid-19 Cases

17 New cases confirmed 30th May, bringing the country’s total to 228. The return of migrants from bordering areas continues, with more than 80,000 migrants returned since March, mainly from Thailand. All returnees are required to undertake testing at the … Continue reading

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South Asian countries ease COVID-19 lockdowns despite sharp rise in infections

Ignoring the rapidly increasing number of coronavirus cases and deaths across South Asia, the region’s governments have begun easing lockdown restrictions in a bid to “reopen” the economy. Collectively, the total number of government-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region to … Continue reading

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