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  1. UN request to see boatpeople comes too late

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... of evidence to the UNHCR on Monday- prompted the world refugee agency yesterday to ask the Thai government to provide access to refugees that the UN body, too, believed were being held on the island. But the request came too late. The UNHCR statement, issued by Ron Redmond, the chief spokesman for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, was issued just one hour before Torode ...

  2. Rohingya returnee counts his blessings

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... or nationality papers. Their plight is also complicated by the fact that Thailand does not allow Rohingya to be 'screened in' as refugees by the UNHCR- a process which could speed ... McKinsey said. 'UNHCR policy is clear- any returns of Rohingya should be strictly voluntary.' Few of those remaining are expected to volunteer to go back to Myanmar anytime soon, despite ...

  3. No home, little hope

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guterres is expected to travel by road and boat to reach the UNHCR's troubled field office in Rakhine, an important beachhead as the agency seeks to stabilise the situation and draw ...



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