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Migration

Rights Group: Myanmar's camps face 'catastrophe' from virus

Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by conflict in Myanmar face a health “catastrophe” from the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, a rights group warned, as international calls grow for an end to fighting. Overcrowded camps with an estimated 350,000 people were “Covid-19 tinderboxes”, Human Rights Watch said. Myanmar ...

Displaced Population in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Reaches 100,000

The number of civilians displaced during the past year amid an uptick in armed conflict in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state has reached more than 100,000, a regional relief organization said Monday, as authorities continue to limit area access to groups providing aid. The new figure based ...

'Beautifying Phnom Penh': Muslim Cham face eviction in Cambodia

On a good day, fish vendor Sen Ror can make about $7.50 but that is on a good day. Usually, she only makes about a third of that, taking home roughly $2.50, which is all she has to buy food for her four children and elderly ...

Leonie Kijewski

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Hague Performance Impresses Few Beyond Myanmar Loyalists

Leader Aung San Suu Kyi came up short in defending Myanmar before the U.N.’s top court this week on genocide charges for the army’s brutal expulsion of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar and international legal experts said Friday, while her supporters defended her performance. The case, launched by ...

Gov’t orders illegal migration organisations to be shut down

The Government has ordered authorised agencies to strictly handle any individuals or organisations that illegally send Vietnamese citizens abroad. The order follows a new resolution, recently issued by the Government after its regular meeting held in Hà Nội. Accordingly, the Government assigned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ...

ASEAN’s Role on Rakhine: Big Outside, Little Known in Myanmar

From the outside, ASEAN has been testing the limits of its non-interference policy in ways never done before, being a diplomatic bridge to Myanmar while pressing it to address international criticism for its treatment of its Rohingya minority. But from inside Myanmar, ASEAN’s role in ...

Aung Zaw Min

CLMTV highlights protection of workers’ rights

 Laos will continue to cooperate with regional and development partners to protect migrant workers’ rights, a conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia was told last week. Conducted under the theme ‘Toward the Protection of Migrant Workers in CLMTV Countries: Cooperation in Social Security’, the opening of the ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

ILO launches global media competition on labour migration

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched its fifth annual Global Media Competition, themed “fair recruitment and the future of labour migration”, aiming to recognise exemplary media coverage of the issue. For the first time, the competition has a student prize category with a fellowship, according to the ILO ...

TM30: The form getting expats in Thailand into a bureaucratic tangle

Thailand has long been an attractive destination for Western expats – where money goes further and can buy a good quality of life. But the revival of an arcane immigration law has angered the expat community and got them questioning their freedoms in Thailand, as ...

New rules, new debts: slavery fears rise for migrant workers in Thailand

When Leng Lyda swapped Cambodia for a fishing town in Thailand hoping to find a job in the seafood industry, he was ready for hard work. But he wasn’t prepared for the delay, or the debt. The 22-year-old landed a job as soon as he arrived ...

Matt Blomberg and Nanchanok Wongsamuth

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