PM made some progress in pushing economic agenda at the UN, but achieved little else

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s first overseas mission, to the United Nations General Assembly, was regarded at home as a success only in business aspects, but a failure in terms of…

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This photo taken on August 20 shows members of the Vietnamese Hmong community living in Thailand, many of whom are asylum seekers, singing during Sunday service at a Christian church in Bangkok. //AFP

‘Ripe for abuse’: fears over new Thai refugee screening

In a church on the edge of Thai capital Bangkok, dozens of Vietnamese refugees sing at a joyful service, sharing a moment of respite from their lives in fear of…

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Attacks on Karenni rebels increase, 117 more refugees flee to Mae Hong Son

Fighting has been raging in Kayah state in Myanmar since Thursday, when government troops launched ground and air attacks on rebel forces in the Demoso Township, forcing 117 Karenni to…

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Karen refugees in Mae Hong Son province checked for COVID-19

Thai health officials have been carrying out rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 infection among people from Myanmar taking refuge in shelters in the Khun Yuam district of Mae Hong Son…

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Thais advised not to venture into conflict zones near Mae Hong Son border with Myanmar

The Thai-Myanmar Border Command Centre, in Thailand’s northernmost Mae Hong Son province, issued a warning today (Friday), advising people not to venture into border areas in the Mae Sariang and…

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People fleeing fighting between the Myanmar military and ethnic rebel groups shelter on the Thai side of the Moei river, in Mae Sot district in Tak province on April 7, 2023.(Photo by AFP)

Would the next government be kinder to migrants and refugees?

Political parties campaigning for the May 2023 general election should spell out their policies on migrants and refugees because of its significance for Thailand’s stature on the international stage, according…

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Over 5,000 refugees flee fighting in Myanmar and shelter in Thailand’s Tak province

More than 5,000 refugees from Myanmar, including about 800 children, have fled fighting to take temporary refuge in the Mae Sot and Mae Ramat districts of Thailand’s western province of…

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Photo exhibition, discussion on refugees held in Thailand for World Refugee Day

The Coalition for the Rights of Refugees and Stateless Persons (CRSP) held a special event yesterday (Sunday) to raise more awareness about the global refugee crisis, marking World Refugee Day…

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Refugee women with children walk to boarding transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

UN: Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine’s children have fled homes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion, and the United Nations has verified the deaths of…

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Children sit on a bus for further transport after crossing the Ukrainian border with Poland at the Medyka border crossing, southeastern Poland, on March 14, 2022. (Photo by Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP)

More than three million flee Ukraine war, half of them children: UN

Geneva (AFP) – More than three million people have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded on February 24, nearly half of them minors, with a child becoming a refugee every second, the…

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Former French Foreign Legion member identified as Mornay walks around the border crossing in Medyka, southeastern Poland, on Friday, March 11, 2022. At Poland’s Medyka border, Mornay is one of seven former members of the French Foreign Legion, an elite military force, who are voluntarily providing their own security to refugees and are on the lookout for traffickers. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Concern grows over traffickers targeting Ukrainian refugees

SIRET, Romania (AP) — One man was detained in Poland suspected of raping a 19-year-old refugee he’d lured with offers of shelter after she fled war-torn Ukraine. Another was overheard…

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People rest in a temporary shelter for Ukrainian refugees, located near the Polish-Ukrainian border in a former shopping center in Przemysl, Poland, on March 8, 2022. (Photo by Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP)

Shell says it will stop buying Russian oil, natural gas, as over two million flee Ukraine

Energy giant Shell said Tuesday that it will stop buying Russian oil and natural gas and shut down its service stations, aviation fuels and other operations in the country amid…

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A family arrives at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, after fleeing from the Ukraine. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Ukraine refugee count tops 1 million; Russians besiege ports

KYIV (AP) — More than 1 million people have fled Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, in the swiftest refugee exodus this century, the United Nations said Thursday, as Moscow said it was ready…

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People fleeing due to fighting between the military and the Karen National Union (KNU) cross a river in Karen state, along the Thai-Myanmar border, on December 25, 2021. / AFP

Fighting subsides as ceasefire talks loom between Myanmar troops and Karen rebels

Fighting between Myanmar government forces and ethnic Karen rebels has subsided, as reports emerge about possible peace talks, to be held after New Year in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyidaw. Sources in…

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PM orders humanitarian aid for some 4,000 people fleeing fighting in Myanmar

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed local officials in Thailand’s western border province of Tak to provide humanitarian aid and temporary shelter to about 4,000 people fleeing the fighting in…

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Refugees at Tak border camp in destructive protest against alleged assault by volunteers

Myanmar refugees went on the rampage at a camp in Thailand’s western province of Tak on Tuesday night, torching checkpoints and vehicles, in protest against the detention and alleged assault…

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Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150bn over hate speech

Los Angeles (AFP) – Rohingya refugees sued Facebook on Monday for $150 billion over claims the social network is failing to stem hate speech on its platform, exacerbating violence against the…

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French police officers patrol on the beach in the searcher migrants in Wimereux, northern France, Wednesday, Nov.17, 2021. (AP Photo/Louis Witter, File)

Migrant boat capsizes in English Channel; at least 31 dead

CALAIS, France (AP) — At least 31 migrants bound for Britain died Wednesday when their boat sank in the English Channel, in what France’s interior minister called the biggest migration…

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Cambodian prisoners on a prisoner truck arrive at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. More than a dozen activists who were former members of the dissolved opposition party appeared at the court for a bail hearing. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

UNHCR ‘dismayed’ by Thailand’s deportation of third Cambodian refugee this month

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on Tuesday issued a statement deploring Thailand’s deportation of a Cambodian refugee, which occurred only ten days after the authorities deported two other Cambodian refugees….

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Rohingya refugees and others hold umbrellas as they search for survivors after a landslide triggered by heavy rains in a camp at Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/ Shafiqur Rahman)

Six killed in landslide, flooding at Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

At least six Rohingya Muslims, including children, were killed and several others injured on Tuesday (July 27) after heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flooding in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, officials…

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This handout from Ei Tu Hta community leaders taken and received on March 29, 2021 shows Karen people, who had crossed the Salween river into Thailand to seek refuge after air strikes in eastern Myanmar’s Karen state following the February military coup, being requested by the Thai authorities to leave Mae Hong Son and head back in boats across to the Myanmar side of the river. (Photo by Handout / EI TU HTA COMMUNITY LEADERS / AFP)

Thai government denies pushing back Myanmar civilians at the border

Thai Foreign Affairs ministry denied news reports that Thailand has pushed back Myanmar civilians that fled conflict across the border into the country. The statement published by the Director-General of…

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Thailand ready to accommodate refugees from Myanmar fleeing the violent unrest

Thailand has prepared facilities in provinces bordering Myanmar to accommodate a possible influx of refugees, fleeing the brutal crackdown by the Myanmar military and police following the recent coup. Thailand’s…

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Shock, fear and sadness grip Australia’s ‘bushfire refugees’

Thousands of Australians forced from their homes by rampaging bushfires now find themselves stuck in makeshift camps, fearful for the future and turned refugees in their own country. On golf…

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Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help – U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world’s refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who…

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