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MOU signing ceremony between Myanmar Peace Center and Thai Committee for Refugees Foundation (TCR) presided by H.E. U Aung Min, Union Minister of Myanmar

MOU signing ceremony between Myanmar Peace Center and Thai Committee for Refugees Foundation (TCR) presided by H.E. U Aung Min, Union Minister of Myanmar

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Krungsri donates computers and money to Nu Se Plo School, Tak.

Krungsri donates computers and money to Nu Se Plo School, Tak.

  Krungsri donates computers and money to Nu Se Plo School, Tak. KhunSirinthipSilapacharanan(middle), EVP., Metropolitan SME Business Division and KhunBoon-AueChitthanom(Right), SVP.,IT Helpdesk and End User Service Support Department, Bank Of Ayudhaya, presented the sum of 24,800 THB and 20 computer sets to The Thai Commitee for Refugees Foundation in support of education for Nu Se Plo School, Mae Chan sub-district, Mueng district, Tak. Representing the foundation was Mr. VeerawitTianchainan(left), Founder and Executive Director.   The project reflects “Onekrungsri” collaboration...

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A childhood behind bars

To their classmates at an elite Bangkok international school, Nip and Djo are much like any of the other hundreds of foreign students. The siblings, aged 11 and 13, are only new at the school, but both study hard and achieve good grades. Yet the semblance of normality in their academic life is offset by the fact that the pair, along with their mother, risk being thrown back into detention at any moment. The family are Vietnamese Montagnard Christians who came to Thailand in 2008 seeking asylum. They fled their native country to escape persecution by the dominant Viet ethnic authorities after...

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Historic Case Sees Stateless Kids Freed

Historic Case Sees Stateless Kids Freed

It is the first time stateless children arrested in Thailand have been allowed to go free asthe country moves toward a more humanitarian policy in dealing with refugees and asylum seekers. The four, whose names are being withheld, were released on bail from the Immigration Detention Centre and can now legally live in Thailand while awaiting resettlement in a third country. The four were arrested in May 2010 in Chiang Mai where they had settled after they migrated from Vietnam through Laos to Thailand in June 2008. During their detention, they were reportedly faced with relentless persecution,...

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Pakistani Ahmadis find temporary refuge in Bangkok

Pakistani Ahmadis find temporary refuge in Bangkok

                          BANGKOK (AlertNet) – It was his kidnapping and near death at the hands of Muslim extremists, followed by the murder of a cousin, that pushed Mehmood to leave his native Pakistan. Two years ago, the 35-year-old packed his bag, hugged his pregnant wife and two young children, grabbed the passport his brother handed him containing a tourist visa for Thailand, and boarded a plane to an unfamiliar country. Mehmood, who declined to give his full name, had always been hounded in Pakistan for being a...

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Refugees are ‘still suffering’

Although Thailand has not ratified the Convention on the Status of Refugees, the Thai government still needs to provide basic rights such as access to bail and better shelter for refugees, according to a panel discussion yesterday on World Refugee Day. Although 96 Pakistani refugees received bail on June 6 with assistance from the Refugee Freedom Fund, 200 of them remain at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Bangkok’s Suan Phlu area. Speaking at the forum, National Human Rights Commissioner Niran Pitakwatchara said his commission had found likely human right violations at the IDC...

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