People Smugglers Feel the Pinch
By Luke Hunt
Afghanistan Remains Epicenter of Refugee Problem
Despite the unrest in Syria, Afghanistan is the source for 25% of the world’s refugees, with Pakistan and Iran hosting 95% of them.
The Rohingya: Unwanted at Home, Unwelcome Abroad
If Burma is to embrace democracy, the voices of “the most persecuted people on the planet” must be heard.
A North Korean Refugee Dilemma
China says they are migrants, and the U.N. refers to them as detained. Either way, fleeing North Koreans could face forced labor or execution if sent back.
No Justice for Hmong Refugees
Successive Thai governments have indicated that they don’t want to deal with Hmong refugees. They should.
Court Nixes Refugee Deal
A ruling by the High Court in Australia puts a spanner in the works of a refugee swap deal with Malaysia.
Trading Malaysian Places
A controversial deal between Australia and Malaysia for dealing with asylum seekers has gone into effect.
Burma's 'Nowhere People'
Persecuted in their Burma homeland, many of the Rohingya people have fled across the border to Bangladesh. But even there, they can’t make a living.
Escaping North Korea
By Sebastian Strangio
Australia and Thailand are in talks over asylum seeker arrangements. It could be part of a drive toward a regional system.
After Burma Poll, Conflict Looms
Burma’s history is marked by insurgencies and ethnic tension. Next month’s poll could see them bubble over into armed conflict.
Japan Softens on Refugees
After accepting new Burmese exiles, will Japan show more of its humanitarian side?