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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    UN plea to Thailand over reports that 15 Rohingya migrants were shot dead

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... neighbouring Myanmar. Vivian Tan, spokeswoman for the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Thailand, said officials yesterday met counterparts from the Thai Foreign Ministry in Bangkok. ... naval officials have yet to comment. Tan said the UNHCR was aware of earlier, vague media reports of shootings in Thailand from Rohingya boatpeople arriving in Sri Lanka and two recent boatloads ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Dozens of Rohingya escape Thai detention centre

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 04:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... or detained as illegal immigrants. Thailand initially said the asylum-seekers would be allowed to stay for six months while the government worked with the UN refugee agency UNHCR to try to find other ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    New wave of Rohingya migrants arrive in Thailand

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 04:13pm

    ... plantations near the border with Malaysia, leading the UNHCR to try to confirm whether any of them plan to seek asylum. The UN’s refugee agency said on Wednesday it had received permission from ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand grants UN access to migrants snatched from hidden camps

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 01:57pm

    ... leading the UNHCR to seek to confirm whether any of them planned to seek asylum. “The Thai authorities have agreed in principle to give us access to this group,” Vivian Tan, spokeswoman ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Activists fear Thai return of Hmong rebel to Laos

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 09:12am by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... the US has “emphasised with the Thai government that vulnerable persons should be given access to screening by the UNHCR to determine their protection requirements.” The official spoke ...



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