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Government to conduct census of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 179 days ago Burma
http://www.mmtimes.com —

In a bid to offer better protection to its citizens working abroad, the government is to carry out a census of all Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand by the end of March 2015, the deputy labour minister has announced.

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2,000 migrants stranded in boats off Myanmar--UN

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Burma
http://globalnation.inquirer.net —

YANGON, Myanmar–At least 2,000 migrants stalked by hunger and violence have been trapped for weeks on boats off Myanmar, the UN said Tuesday, as Indonesia called for a regional effort to tackle the crisis.




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Nearly 2,000 boat people rescued in Malaysia, Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Burma
http://bangkokpost.com —

Nearly 2,000 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or swum to shore in Malaysia and Indonesia, authorities said Monday, warning that still more desperate migrants could be in peril at sea.

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Rohingya wash ashore in Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Burma
http://www.aljazeera.com —

Boats carrying about 500 members of Myanmar's long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim community have washed ashore in western Indonesia, with some in need of medical attention, according to migration official and a human-rights advocate.

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Migrants from four countries eligible for health benefits

Posted by jaypee 86 days ago Burma

MIGRANT workers from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam can now buy healthcare insurance and enjoy healthcare benefits that are on par with what Thais get via the country's universal healthcare scheme.

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Lack of Jobs and High Cost of Living Drive Migrant Workers Back to Thailand

Posted by jaypee 88 days ago Burma
http://news.thaivisa.com —

Migrant workers from Myanmar are heading back to Thailand just ahead of the Thingyan festival. High living expenses and lack of jobs leaves many migrants workers with few options but to return to Thailand to support their families.

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Migrant schools face closure amid funding plunge

Posted by charlon 131 days ago Burma
http://www.dvb.no —

"Schools at the Thai-Burma border that cater for migrant children are facing severe operational struggles as funding from international donors falls, according to the Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee (BMWEC)."

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Migrant Schools Forced To Close As International Donors Withdraw

Posted by jaypee 131 days ago Burma
http://www.bnionline.net —

Parents and education service providers of migrant communities in the Thai border town of Mae Sot are struggling to continue sending their children to school. Migrant education organisations told Karen News that the closure of migrant schools is being caused by the withdrawal of funding by international donors.

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