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Singapore supports ASEAN’s efforts in improving Rakhine situation

Singapore strongly supports efforts by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to improve the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and is willing to send more aids to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan has stated.
Report on promoting legal status of ASEAN women and children launched Politics

Report on promoting legal status of ASEAN women and children launched

The Ministry of Labours, Invalids and Social Affairs, ASEAN Secretariat and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees organised a ceremony on November 17 in Hanoi to launch the Regional Report "Promote Sustainable Integration of ASEAN Community through ensuring the legal status of ASEAN women and children.
UNHCR praises Thailand’s fight to end statelessness World

UNHCR praises Thailand’s fight to end statelessness

The administration of Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha received praise in 2016 from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Thailand, concerning the government’s efforts to end statelessness, after the Cabinet approved guidelines and measures to help some 80,000 stateless persons in Thailand, allowing them the chance to apply for Thai citizenship should they meet all the requirements.
UN warns of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar World

UN warns of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

The United Nations investigators said on September 16 that nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a serious risk of violence, warning that the repatriation of a million of this community remains "impossible".
Thailand, Myanmar step up trans-boundary cooperation World

Thailand, Myanmar step up trans-boundary cooperation

Thailand and Myanmar have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation on transnational issues, including drug smuggling, the repatriation of Myanmar refugees, and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).
Second attempt planned to return Rohingya Muslims World

Second attempt planned to return Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar and Bangladesh are making a second attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims after more than 700,000 of them fled Myanmar almost two years ago, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on August 16.
Thailand leans towards more humane refugee policy World

Thailand leans towards more humane refugee policy

Thailand’s immigration chief Surachate Hakparn vowed on January 17 not to force refugees to return home “involuntarily” after a Saudi woman’s plea for resettlement drew global attention to the Southeast Asian country, which does not recognise asylum seekers.