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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Actor Angelina Jolie poses with the book “Know Your Rights (And Claim Them)”, in this undated handout image. Amnesty International/Lachlan Bailey/Handout via REUTERS

Angelina Jolie wants kids to ‘fight back’ with new child rights book

(Reuters) – Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says she hopes to empower children around the world with tools to “fight back” for their rights with a book she has written with Amnesty International. “Know…

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Thai government defends lèse majesté law against criticism from the UNHCR

The Thai government has hit back at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR), claiming that the country’s lèse majesté law (Section 112 of the Criminal Code) does not…

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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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Immigration ready to give more time for UNHCR to process Saudi girl’s case

The UN refugee agency can ask for more time for Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunan to remain in Thailand while processing her request to be sent to a third country…

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Saudi girl reportedly declared a refugee by UNHCR

The Saudi teenaged girl who fled her family to Bangkok and is seeking asylum in Australia has been declared a legitimate refugee by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),…

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Highly respected monk V. Vajiramedhi to be honored by UNHCR

Widely-respected Buddhist monk the Venerable V. Vajiramedhi has been honored as the patron of UNHCR in the field of peace and compassion, the first Thai ever honored with the prestigious…

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