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Thailand has no policy to detain migrant children

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Thailand
Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that as at Aug 6, 2014, there were 144 children in the main immigration detention centres of Bangkok and Songkhla, a southern province. Read More
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At least 530 ‘stranded’ OFWs await repatriation from Saudi

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Some 530 Filipino workers are "stranded" in Saudi Arabia, awaiting repatriation after completing their respective contracts, a Saudi news site reported Thursday.

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Migrant workers still cheated in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Thailand
Workers from Myanmar are still cheated by dishonest brokers in Thailand, according to Sein Htay, director of the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN), based in Thailand. Read More
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Thousands of child refugees held in Thailand - CNN.com

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Thailand
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Thousands of migrant children, including newborn babies, are being locked up in squalid and cramped detention facilities each year in Thailand, enduring serious physical and emotional harm, according to a new report.

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Miserable life of foreign children detained in Thailand: HRW

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Thailand

The report titled "Two Years with No Moon, Immigration Detention of Children in Thailand" claims Thailand holds thousands of migrant children in detention each year. It details dozens of cases after HRW interviewed affected children and parents.

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Most Myanmar migrants want to return home

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Thailand
SOME 83 per cent of Myanmar migrant workers working in the northern provinces plan to return and live permanently in Myanmar, according to a survey by Myanmar Study Centre. Read More
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Nearly 17,000 migrant workers registered in Phuket, deadline pushed back

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Thailand
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PHUKET: With nearly 17,000 migrant laborers already added to the system since late July, the deadline for registration has been pushed back from August 21 to October 31, a Phuket Provincial Employment Office (PPEO) officer told the Phuket Gazette yesterday -

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Trapped Burmese migrant workers strike in Chiang Mai

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Thailand
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Burmese migrant workers are on strike in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. They say they are being held in bonded labour, and that their employer is holding their passports, forcing them to work for as little as 270 Thai baht (US$8) per day. That is half of Thailand’s legal minimum wage.

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