APRRN Statements

Virtual donor conference on “Sustaining Support for the Rohingya Refugee Response”

For full statement, please see here. 22 October 2022 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) welcomes the call for renewed commitment to sustained support for the humanitarian response and to comprehensive and sustainable solutions for Rohingya refugees and host … Continue reading

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Three Years On: Rohingya Need Sustainable Solutions

For full statement, please see here. 03 September 2020 Three years since violent attacks in Myanmar forced more than 700,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, the refugee population in Cox’s Bazar District continues to wait for safe, dignified, and voluntary return to … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER TO THE SECRETARIAT OF THE HIGH-LEVEL PANEL ON INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

A PDF can be found here. 11 May 2020 Dear Secretariat of the High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement, Thank you for your call for written submissions to inform your deliberations. We appreciate your broad and deep engagement with a wide … Continue reading

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Urgent Statement: End Pushbacks of Rohingya Refugees

For the full PDF version, please see here. BANGKOK, 17 April 2020 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is gravely concerned over reports that Malaysian maritime authorities pushed back Rohingya refugees arriving by boat on 16 April. Reports indicate … Continue reading

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APRRN Statement: Suspension of Afghan Refugee Repatriation from Pakistan a Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) commends the suspension of the voluntary repatriation programme for Afghan refugees in Pakistan, which had resumed earlier this month, due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. However, as the measures are only provisionary, … Continue reading

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URGENT STATEMENT: Global Response to COVID-19 Should Not Undermine the Right of Asylum

For the full PDF version of the statement please click here. The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) further reiterates our grave concern over the impact of border-closure measures implemented by governments around the world on the right to seek … Continue reading

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Joint Statement: APNOR-APRRN Calling For Urgent Action on Covid-19 for Refugees

For the full PDF version, please see here. 17th of March 2020 The members of the Asia Pacific Network of Refugees (APNOR) stand in solidarity with refugees and are fully mobilized to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate … Continue reading

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Urgent Statement: Refugees Must Be Included in COVID-19 Response, Not Vilified or Ignored

For the full PDF version of the statement please click here. BANGKOK, 16 March 2020 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is calling upon local, national, and international COVID-19 response actors to ensure refugees and other migrants are substantively … Continue reading

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Joint Statement: Ensure New Refugee Regulation Meets International Standards

Joint Statement: Ensure New Refugee Regulation Meets International Standards November 2019 Bangkok, Thailand (BANGKOK, November 11, 2019)—We call on the Government of Thailand to enact and implement laws and policies to ensure full rights and protections for refugees in line … Continue reading

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Open Letter: Re: Civil Society Amplifies Need for Release of Recognised Refugee Hakeem al-Araibi

The PDF version can be found here. 23 January 2019 Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister Office Government House, 1 Pissanulok Road Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand   cc Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister of Justice UNHCR Regional … Continue reading

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