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Pacific Covid-19 Cases Rise: WHO

Pacific: The World Health Organisation says there’s been an increase of Covid-19 cases in the Pacific.There are new confirmed cases in Papua New Guinea, its tenth, and Guam, where a spike in cases has taken its total to 231. Source: … Continue reading

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Report outlines distrust, claims of bullying, in refugee decision process

New Zealand: Distrust and disrespect, delays and allegations of discrimination and bullying are outlined in an independent report into the decision-making process for asylum-seekers. The report sets out clear recommendations but Immigration New Zealand have said implementing change has been … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: In Rohingya refugee camps, coronavirus is under control — for now

The coronavirus pandemic reached Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps a month ago, raising alarm it could spiral out of control. While the situation is under control — at least for now — refugees need continued support. Source: https://bit.ly/2V9B1hj

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Survey: South Koreans Oppose a More Open Refugee Policy

By Timothy S. Rich, Kaitlyn Bison, and Aleksandra Kozovic South Korea has not traditionally been a destination for displaced persons. Most refugee arrivals are North Koreans, who numbered 1,047 in 2019. They are automatically granted South Korean citizenship and services … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: Government Urged to lift Rohingya internet ban as Covid-19 rumours swirl

Rohingya leaders have urged Bangladesh to lift an internet ban imposed on a million refugees in the city of Cox’s Bazar, warning that rumours and panic over Covid-19 is deterring people from getting tested. Limits on communication are exacerbating already … Continue reading

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INDIA: Understanding Citizenship and Refugees’ Status in India

by Prachi Raj (prachiraj372@gmail.com), MPhil student at the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. The recent Rohingya crisis in South Asia raised questions regarding the refugee policies of the Indian state, which seem to take a very diplomatic position … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Calls for holding India accountable for violating int’l humanitarian law in Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 11 (APP):A top Pakistani diplomat has urged the world community to intervene and hold India accountable for its “grave” breaches of international humanitarian law and war crimes in occupied Kashmir, as he highlighted the decades of Kashmiri … Continue reading

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West Papua Extends COVID-19 Emergency Status by Another Month

Papua New Guinea: The West Papua provincial government extended its emergency status over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak by another month, as the region prepares to later enact a new normal policy. The governement have coined this as, the adaptation … Continue reading

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Coronavirus in the Pacific: Weekly Briefing

Pacific: The Guardian have provided a regional breakdown of COVID-19 developments in the Pacific. Despite many Pacific nations stating they are COVID free, nations are now face a new challenge of dealing with the devestating economic impacts of the virus. … Continue reading

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New Zealand to lift COVID-19 containment measures except border controls

New Zealand: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand has eliminated transmission of the coronavirus domestically. NZ will lift all containment measures except for border controls which could continue to leave migrants and temporary visa holders in a state limbo. Source: … Continue reading

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