28 June 2017

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

Publications:

"All the Civilians Suffer": Conflict, Displacement, and Abuse in Northern Myanmar (Amnesty International, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

China: Don't Return 5 Refugees to North Korea (Human Rights Watch, June 2017) [text]

Does India Need a Refugee Law? (Your Story, June 2017) [text]

The Future of Forced Migrants in ASEAN (Heinrich Böll Stiftung, June 2017) [text]

"Policy Changes: Kiribati Migration and Settlement," Policy Quarterly, vol. 13, no. 2 (May 2017) [full-text via Victoria Univ. of Wellington]

Poor Shelter Conditions: Threats to Health, Safety and Dignity (International Rescue Committee, June 2017) [text]
- Focus is on Myanmar.

Refugees Who Have Fled the Carnage in Afghanistan are Being Deported in Record Numbers (UN Dispatch, June 2017) [text]

The Returnees (An Overview of the Situation of Returnees in Afghanistan) (Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, June 2017) [text via Refworld]

Thailand: Amnesty International Calls on Thailand to Extend Legal Protections to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in 2017 (Amnesty International, June 2017) [text]

UN Refugee Agency Chief Seeks to Deepen Cooperation with China (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]
- See also related UNHCR news story.

Waiting for a U.S. Visa in the Taliban Heartland (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

"Why Do Chinese Reject Middle Eastern Refugees?," The Diplomat, 23 June 2017 [text]

Resources:

Irregular Migrants, Refugees or Victims of Human-Trafficking? Analysis, Advocacy and Assistance between Categorizations and (Self-) Identifications, International Seminar on Mixed Migration in Southeast and East Asia, Bangkok, 21-22 June 2017 [info]
- Videos of sessions are available via UN-ACT's Facebook page.

ReliefWeb Topics Page Tracks Bay of Bengal Displacement, Migration [access]
- This page "shines a spotlight on the humanitarian issues confronting refugees and migrants along the Bay of Bengal. The Topics page collects hand-picked reports — including UN, NGO and government situation reports, maps and infographics, as well as media articles — to help readers stay up-to-date on this crucial issue."

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (7 June 2017)

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