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26 Jul 2018 description

Bangkok, 26 July 2018 – A group of Pakistani refugees stand in position in a small sheltered cricket field in Bangkok. The bowler throws the ball forcefully. The batsman hits it hard and runs to the other side of the field. He scores! His team cheers.

Playing cricket is a joyful outlet for a group of Pakistani refugees who have lived in Bangkok for years. It is a time when the men can forget that they are refugees.

03 Jul 2018 description

Europe: Three years after the EU Migration Agenda – report launch

11 Jun 2018 description

Brussels, 11 June 2018 – Ask any politician in Europe what a priority in the reform of the EU’s asylum system should be, and they will probably talk about preventing ‘secondary movements’, i.e. preventing asylum seekers and refugees from travelling between several EU countries after first arriving to EU territory.

20 Jan 2013 description

Bangkok, 21 January 2013 — Increasing numbers of asylum seekers are arriving in Bangkok each year. It is currently home to more than 1,000 registered refugees and 1,037 asylum seekers, according to statistics from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). In the past year, Jesuit Refugee Service's Urban Refugee Programme (URP) served more than five hundred refugees and asylum seekers from Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and other African countries, providing legal aid, psychosocial counselling, and material assistance.

18 Jun 2012 description

Asia Pacific: new research shows failings in protection in the region

Bangkok, 15 June, 2012 – When asylum seekers reach the Asia Pacific they may realise more than anyone what is missing in terms of their protection. Where some countries are successfully helping asylum seekers live in safety, others are lacking.

18 Jan 2011 description

Ahmadi asylum seekers from Pakistan have lost a great deal. Religious persecution in their country has driven them from their homes, family, and careers to a place that offers little in the way of protection. Despite facing arrest and detention they never lose their dignity and resilience.

"Life is hard for us here in Bangkok, but we have one another.