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Tenasserim to allot land for refugees, officials say

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Burma
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Government officials of Tenasserim Division [Tanintharyi Region] claimed that refugees residing in a camp in Thailand would soon be able to return to Burma as they are scouting for land for their resettlement.

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Labour mulls migrant passes

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Thailand
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The Labour Ministry is considering granting temporary border passes to migrants to work in five provinces declared as special economic zones.

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We were scammed: workers

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Cambodia
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Pressure is building against a recruitment firm in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, as nearly 100 workers from different provinces travelled to the company’s offices yesterday to demand the recruiter pay back fees for jobs in Thailand that never materialised.

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Stranded migrants on their way home

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago Cambodia
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To get his teenage daughter and niece on a plane yesterday after 10 months of alleged abuse and forced marriages in China, Kim Vicheat* said he had to bury his family in debt because the Cambodian consulate refused to fund their repatriation.

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UN Reports Increase in Boat People Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago Thailand
http://www.voanews.com —

A new U.N. report points to a sharp increase in numbers of boat people mostly from Myanmar, also known as Burma, and Bangladesh.  Activists fear a further surge of refugee boat people, especially ethnic Rohingya fleeing squalid refugee camps and persecution in Myanmar.

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Migrant workers ‘abandoned’

Posted by jaypee 60 days ago Cambodia
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Nearly 200 Cambodian migrant workers who were scammed by their broker and then abandoned south of Bangkok earlier this week are among the latest victims falling between the cracks of an ill-defined labour registration system, according to rights experts.

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Dangers Abound for Thousands Taking to the Ocean in Search of Safety

Posted by jaypee 60 days ago Burma
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The United Nations refugee agency sounded the alarm on Friday over tens of thousands of people, many of them Muslim Rohingyas from Myanmar, who are fleeing by boat across the Indian Ocean in search of asylum and in the process facing death, malnutrition and brutal treatment at the hands of traffickers, and often ending in detention in South East Asian countr

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Ministries to Tighten Checks on Foreign Workers

Posted by jaypee 61 days ago Cambodia
http://www.cambodiadaily.com —

The ministries of Labor and Interior met on Thursday to outline the government’s plan to more strictly enforce measures for employers of foreign nationals to ensure that their staff has proper documentation.

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