UNHCR: No one ever chooses to become a refugee

Refugees, people fleeing air strikes by the Myanmar military, and those who are at risk of political persecution, have been the focus of attention in the months since the Feb 1 coup.This is particularly so in Thailand, which shares a border of over 2,400 kilometres ...

UNHCR praises Thailand's fight to end statelessness [Video]

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has applauded the determination of the Thai government to terminate the issue of statelessness.Keep watching ...

UNHCR welcomes Thai Cabinet approval of national screening mechanism

In a development welcomed by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the Thai Cabinet approved on 24 December 2019 the establishment of a screening mechanism to distinguish people who need international protection from economic migrants. This follows the Cabinet’s January 2017 approval of a proposal to ...

UNHCR praises Thailand’s displaced persons protection

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has praised Thailand’s role in providing care and protection to displaced persons based on the principles of compassion and humanity.The Ministry of Defence Spokesman, Lt Gen Kongcheep Tantravanich, revealed that Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan welcomed ...

UNHCR praises Thai efforts to end statelessness

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has welcomed Thai efforts to reduce statelessness among children, according to a statement issued on Thursday.In a statement, the UN refugee agency said it welcomed a development in which more than 60,000 stateless students in Thailand could ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Asian Nations Vow to Reduce Number of Stateless People

Asia-Pacific nations have pledged at talks in Bangkok to take steps, including legal reforms, to tackle statelessness, a key issue in the region.More than half of the world’s 10 million people who are stateless live in Asia, with at least 1 million of them Rohingya ...

Refugees: Collateral Damage In Thailand’s Illegal Migrant Crackdown

Fatima, 48, thought she would find safety in Thailand when she fled war-torn Syria almost six years ago.“We came to Thailand because it was the only country that gave us a visa,” says Fatima, who was born in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, near ...

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