Published: Oct 03, 2021
Although the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has not resulted, so far, in the kind of massive refugee influx that Pakistan feared, thousands of refugees are still willing to brave harsh uncertainties in Balochistan’s remote lands to find their way, eventually, to safety in Iran or Europe. But what do they hope awaits them on the other side?
Published: Sep 02, 2021
The European Union has floated a plan to spend 300 million euros ($355 million) to resettle about 30,000 refugees inside the bloc in a bid to avert a migration crisis following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Published: Jun 06, 2021
Thai military officers on Saturday sent 380 refugees back to their homeland across the Moei River in Mae Sot district of Tak province following three days of a ceasefire between the Karen and Myanmar military in the Ban Pha Lu Noi area.
Published: Mar 31, 2021
The Asean Summit in April in Brunei will address the issue of Myanmar’s ethnic Karen that have fled across the border to Thailand to seek refuge, Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said on Tuesday, adding that Bangkok is closely monitoring the situation.
Published: Jan 24, 2020
VAN, Turkey - Decades ago, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan prompted thousands of people to flee to neighboring Iran. Now, many of these refugees are once again seeking a new home in a new land, Turkey, desperate to escape the dire economic conditions fueled by U.S. sanctions on Tehran.
Published: Jul 31, 2019
Living in a refugee camp near the Myanmar-Thailand border for 11 years was no good, but returning home with no job is not any better, says former refugee Lagon Eain as he prepares to open a stall on the outskirts of Yangon amid pouring rain.
Published: Jun 23, 2019
THE LEADERS of Asean yesterday voiced concerns over the Rakhine crisis and called for the safe return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar while seeking accountability for the violence and human rights violations perpetrated against the ethnic group.
Published: Jun 22, 2019
Myanmar is considering issuing National Verification Cards (NVC) to Rohingya refugees who want to voluntarily return from Bangladesh to the strife-torn Rakhine state, Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said on Saturday.
Published: Jun 13, 2019
World Refugee Day will be marked next Thursday, June 20. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, an unprecedented 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from home, and among them are nearly 25.4 million refugees. To put it in perspective, nearly 1 person is forcibly displaced every two seconds as a result of conflict or persecution.
Published: May 25, 2019
While the international community continues to show concern over the government’s political will on the repatriation of Rohingyas, Myanmar recently took steps to boost ties with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).