• Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:23
    Australia accused of torture in refugee court case
    One thousand-plus asylum seekers being held by Australia in offshore detention centres are suing Canberra, alleging they have suffered torture and human rights abuses.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:24
    Rohingya sent back to Myanmar camps hungry and in debt
    Fleeing Rohingya Muslims sold ration books to help pay hundreds of dollars to traffickers in order to flee squalid Myanmar camps by boat, only to be stopped at sea and forced back destitute, the refugees told AFP on Friday.
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  • Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:45
    Bangladesh arrests 10 Rohingya bound for Malaysia
    Bangladeshi police have arrested 10 Rohingya refugees as they were about to board a boat to travel to Malaysia, an officer said Friday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 23 Nov 2018 14:44
    Fears of boat exodus as smugglers prey on Rohingya desperation
    As desperation swells in the squalid camps that are home to a million Rohingya refugees, long-dormant -- and often deadly -- trafficking networks are being revived, Bangladeshi officials warn.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:36
    Migrant, refugee children do not get equal opportunities in Thai education: Unesco
    The new Global Education Monitoring (Gem) Report by Unesco shows that eight out of 10 countries with the most refugees are leading the way by including them in their national education systems.
  • Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:00
    A world of refugees on film
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or UNHCR is bringing the eighth edition of its Refugee Film Festival back to Bangkok’s Paragon Cineplex this weekend.
    movie & TV
  • Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:00
    Asean leaders upbraid Suu Kyi in private but stand by Myanmar
    THE ASEAN BLOC is standing by Myanmar for repatriation of thousands of Rohingya from Bangladesh despite grave concerns raised by leaders and partners at the summit even as the refugees yesterday continued to resist the return.
  • Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:00
    Phra Vajiramedhi recognised for his compassion
    THE UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) yesterday appointed highly respected Thai Buddhist monk, Phra Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, and Princess Sara Zeid of Jordan as its first two Patrons for Peace and Compassion in recognition of their work to help millions of refugees.
  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:30
    Tensions high as Rohingya fear looming return to Mynamar
    The military's presence at vast Rohingya camps in Bangladesh has been bolstered, stoking fears among refugees as authorities prepare to return them to Myanmar despite strong UN objections, leaders of the Muslim minority said Wednesday.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:00
    Rohingya repatriation must be halted
    Asean must intervene to ensure refugees return voluntarily and those who return will be safe
  • Sun, 11 Nov 2018 01:00
    Myanmar denies border shooting as Rohingya repatriation date nears
    Myanmar on Saturday denied allegations of a cross-border shooting that raised tensions with Bangladesh ahead of a scheduled start date for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:00
    Life in limbo for Thailand’s urban refugees
    Although Thailand has hosted tens of thousands of Myanmar refugees in “temporary shelters” along the Myanmar border for more than three decades now, Thai authorities are often surprised to learn that there are other refugees in need of protection in Thailand.
  • Sat, 01 Sep 2018 08:26
    US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency
    The United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations' agency for Palestinian refugees Friday after declaring the organization was "irredeemably flawed."
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 03 Sep 2018 01:00
    Painting amidst the ruins
    Young Syrians set up their easels in Yarmuk, a camp for Palestian refugees in the Damascus suburbs
  • Sat, 25 Aug 2018 18:25
    UN urges EU states to accept migrants stranded on Italy coastguard ship
    The UN's Refugee Agency on Saturday called on EU member states to urgently agree to take in some of the 150 people stranded on an Italian coastguard ship, after a fresh immigration row erupted between the bloc and Italy's populist government.
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