APRRN Statements

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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Open Letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha: Release Refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi and Allow Him Safe Passage to Australia

For PDF version please see here.     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 … Continue reading

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Bloody Violence Waged Against Hazara Highlights Insecurity in Afghanistan

To view the PDF version, please click here. 20 November 2018 Urgent APRRN Statement
 Bloody Violence Waged Against Hazara Highlights Insecurity in Afghanistan The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) strongly condemns the acts of intensifying violence and terror being … Continue reading

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Urgent APRRN Statement: India Forcibly Returns Persecuted Rohingyas back to Myanmar

Please find the PDF version of this statement here.  8 October 2018 Urgent APRRN Statement
 India Forcibly Returns Persecuted Rohingyas back to Myanmar The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) strongly condemns the Indian Government’s recent decision to forcibly remove … Continue reading

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Press Release: ASEAN Parliamentarians and civil society call for greater regional refugee protection

To view the PDF version, please click here. Manila, 11 September 2018: This week, ASEAN parliamentarians, lawmakers and refugee experts have convened in the Philippines for a series of refugee forums. Aimed at fostering an exchange of knowledge and regional … Continue reading

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