Myanmar is currently in the throes of a massive humanitarian crisis. Thousands of ethnic Rohingya are fleeing persecution. Boarding overcrowded boats (and often enduring horrific conditions), they’re going to countries scarcely able to help them — or in some cases, frankly, not interested in helping them.Read More
HONG KONG - The multi-million dollar domestic worker recruitment business is pushing thousands of women into crippling debt by charging hefty fees for finding jobs, the co-founder of an employment agency said on Tuesday as he called for an overhaul of the industry.Read More
Cash sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) rose in line with expectations in April this year, which became the earliest month in history that saw remittances exceed $2 billion, documents from the central bank showed.
The deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working as household helpers went down by 20 percent in the first five months of 2015 compared to last year’s data, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said on Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announced aid measures for Rohingya Muslim minority migrants from Myanmar in a keynote address during an international conference at the United Nations University in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday morning.Read More
Australia and Indonesia's infantile posturing over refugees is sad, and dangerous | Laksmi Pamuntjak | Comment is free | The Guardian
It has been barely two months since we thought we’d seen the worst of the rigmarole that is the diplomatic relationship between Indonesia and Australia. Two months ago, it was the Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, who was getting most of the flak for his refusal to spare the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australian drug traffickers on death row.Read More