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Bangladesh: Bangladesh opens complex to house ‘climate refugees’

Bangladesh has opened a complex of 20 blocks for people who have lost their homes due to storms and floods. The South Asian country has faced a lot of devastation due to climate change and the nation is in the UN … Continue reading

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South Asia’s Weakening Resilience in the State of Pandemic

Before Covid-19, the Spanish flu was the deadliest pandemic that hit the world, including the South Asian countries. It was estimated that around 18 million people died in this region due to that pandemic in 1920. A century later, the … 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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Indonesia: Activists Call Attention to Stronger Refugee Protection in the National COVID-19 Response under World Refugee Day Discussions

In the lead up to World Refugee Day on 20 June, discussions with government took place, with activists urging the government to do more to uphold the rights of refugees due the lack of attention given to them as a vulnerable … Continue reading

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Myanmar: 23 COVID-19 Cases in Migrants Deported from Thailand

Myanmar has reported 23 cases of COVID-19, the most officially reported in a single day in the country, amongst a group of migrants held in quarantine after being deported from Thailand. The 23 migrants had been detained in Thailand’s detention … Continue reading

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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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Advocates say it’s time to adopt a Canadian-style refugee program

Australia: The Australian government is being urged to use the current hiatus in international migration, due to COVID-19, to reshape its resettlement programs by introducing a Canadian-style community refugee sponsorship scheme.More than 35,000 people have also signed a petition calling … Continue reading

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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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Thailand: Warnings of a Second Wave of COVID-19 Resulting from Migrant Living Conditions

Health experts have warned Thailand is vulnerable to a second wave of COVID-19 due to the neglect of their large migrant labor sector. These fears follow after Singapore’s second wave of cases. initially being praised for their Covid-19 response and … 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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