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Lebanese army raids Syrian refugee camps in Arsal

Posted by charlon 27 days ago Lebanon
http://www.bbc.com —

"At least one person was killed and two wounded during a search for militants at refugee camps near Lebanon's border with Syria, the Lebanese army says"

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Thais to inspect boat labour

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

Seeking to repair the bruised reputation of its notoriously abusive and migrant worker-dependant seafood industry, Thailand announced on Monday a plan to inspect conditions of the fishing sector beginning next month.

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Myanmar seeks to seal regional deal on migrants

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Burma
http://www.mmtimes.com —

With Malaysia set to take over from Myanmar as chair at the end of the year, rights groups say the treaty could be put off until at least 2016 if it is not finalised in the coming months.

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PHUKET: Police find 37 migrants in gang's vans

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Thailand
http://www.thephuketnews.com —

A team of more than 20 police and soldiers yesterday (September 25) gave chase to two SUVs and stopped the vehicles on a section of Phetkasem Road between Takua Pa and Khura Buri in Takua Pa district.

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Australia Alarms Rights Groups With Deal to Resettle Refugees in Cambodia

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Australia
http://www.nytimes.com —

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia signed an agreement with Cambodia on Friday to resettle refugees there, despite strong protests from human rights groups that believe Australia is breaking international laws.

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Syria refugees leave cruise liner after Cyprus standoff

Posted by charlon 26 days ago Syria
http://www.channelnewsasia.com — A total of 345 migrants had been plucked from a boat in trouble off the coast of Cyprus on Thursday (Sep 25) by the cruise ship, but only 65 of them initially left the ship. Read More
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Cambodia refugee deal: Protests outside Australian embassy in Phnom Penh as Scott Morrison signs agreement

Posted by charlon 25 days ago Cambodia
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au —

In a joint statement, the Australian and Cambodian governments announced a bilateral memorandum of understanding that provides "settlement and integration support" in Cambodia for refugees.

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Boatpeople Case North of Phuket Raises Doubts About Thailand's Commitment to Stop Human Trafficking

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Thailand
http://phuketwan.com —

PHUKET: Police north of Phuket have overlooked a possible connection to human trafficking in a case involving 37 men, women and children, raising doubts about Thailand's newly-expressed commitment to treat the issue with appropriate seriousness.

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