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Thai government programs in refugee relocation and resettlement in northern Thailand

Robert M. Hearn

Thai government programs in refugee relocation and resettlement in northern Thailand

by Robert M. Hearn

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Published by Thailand Books in [Auburn, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Thailand, Northern,
  • Thailand, Northern.
    • Subjects:
    • Refugees -- Thailand, Northern.,
    • Minorities -- Thailand, Northern.,
    • Thailand, Northern -- Politics and government.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 207-213.

      Statementby Robert M. Hearn.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS586 .H4
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 273 p.
      Number of Pages273
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5104062M
      LC Control Number74176301

      A new nominally civilian government and the promise of elections in have raised hopes of a lasting democratic transition after years of military rule. For the first time in decades, repatriation of refugees in Thailand is being discussed as a real and imminent possibility. Thousands of refugees from Burma have lived confined to the refugee camps in Thailand for 30 years. Although refugee camps are hardly natural places to live, .

      Cambodians entered the United States as refugees after a group of Cambodian Communists named Khmer Rouge, led by the French-educated Pol Pot, won a civil war that had raged from March to April and proceeded to rule the country with extraordinary brutality. In power from Ap , to January 7, , they destroyed all the major institutions in the country. This is the most populous UNHCR involved refugee camp in the East and the South-East Asia. Following the Royal Thai Government’s policy of camp consolidation, a total of some 9,OOO hilltribe refugees were transferred from Ban Nam Yao, Nan Province, to Ban Vinai during the .

        Thousands of refugee children are being held in squalid detention centers in Thailand and suffering significant trauma, claims a new report A prominent watchdog accuses the Thai government of.   stateless persons: , () (estimate represents stateless persons registered with the Thai Government; actual number may be as high as million); note - about half of Thailand's northern hill tribe people do not have citizenship and make up the bulk of Thailand's stateless population; most lack documentation showing they or one of their parents were born in Thailand; .


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Thai government programs in refugee relocation and resettlement in northern Thailand, by Robert M. Hearn Thailand Books [Auburn, N.Y Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. SinceIOM Thailand has worked closely with the Royal Thai Government, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) and the embassies of resettlement countries, recognizing that third country resettlement is only one of a number of durable solutions for refugees whose well-founded fear of persecution has forced them to flee their home countries.

What caused the crisis in Thailand. People uprooted from Myanmar, also known as Burma, began crossing into Thailand in to escape violence and oppressive military rule at aroundpeople live in camps on the Thai side of the border.

In all, some 3 million refugees, displaced people and migrants live in limbo in Thailand with limited access to basic rights. The UNHCR says there are somerefugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia, as well as 14, in Indonesia.

Most live in urban areas. Many asylum seekers come to Southeast Asia hoping to move elsewhere once gaining refugee status, but there is a growing backlog and the prospects of resettlement are slim. The UNHCR office in Indonesia has warned refugees that resettlement. The Thai government has used the policy of repatriation not only as a way to expel highlanders to Burma but also as a threat to cause hilltribe people to leave Thailand for Burma on their own.

In November provincial authorities in Maehongson ordered Karen and other "Burmese tribespeople" to leave in 20 days or face forcible repatriation. Northern Thailand's mountains are the home of the Karen, Hmong, Lahu and other ethnically distinct hill tribes.

The Royal Thai Government has decided that hilltribe farmers, who traditionally practice slash-and-burn (shifting) agriculture, are responsible for destroying the nation's forests.

It has, therefore, adopted a policy to resettle these farmers in the lowlands. The Royal Thai Government (RTG), together with international agencies and non-governmental organizations, as well as government and private donors, have a long tradition of working together to address the protection, assistance and durable solutions needs of successive influxes of refugees from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and beyond.

team would like to express our gratitude to the Royal Thai Government for their cooperation and assistance with this research.

We would also like to sincerely thank all of those who agreed to be interviewed during this study for taking the time to share their insights and experiences related to the resettlement program with us.

Over the last three decades Thailand has hosted almost 3 million refugees. Currently overrefugees from Myanmar live in camps on the Thai-Myanmar border and approximately 1, asylum-seekers reside in urban areas.

In addition, somerefugees, including ethnic Shan and others fleeing ethnic persecution, forced relocation. After a year of lobbying by western governments and relief agencies, Thailand has relented on its policy of detaining more than 1, Vietnamese refugees in a squalid and dangerously situated camp.

The population in the Thai refugee camps, located along the Myanmar-Thailand border, is now estimated atpeople. Many were born in the camps and have never set foot outside. Most of the refugees in the nine camps are Karen people, an umbrella term that refers to a heterogeneous ethnic group without a shared language, culture, or religion.

Although Thailand is not a party to the Refugee Convention or its Protocol, the Thai government has repeatedly expressed a commitment to protect refugees in Thailand. The Thailand Migration Report contains 11 chapters that delve into themes such as working conditions, access to services, remittances, human trafficking and exploitation.

Each chapter, written by a specific UN agency, provides up-to-date information on migration trends and patterns in Thailand, as well as independent analysis of migration.

In the early ’s, the Thai government started setting up temporary refugee camps for the Burmese refugees. The refugee camps have become more strict with who can enter and leave -a refugee has to apply for papers to work outside of the camp and in order to get into the camp, they have to apply for asylum from the Thai government.

This page report documents Thailand's repression of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant workers from Burma. The Thai government is arresting and intimidating Burmese political activists living in Bangkok and along the Thai-Burmese border, harassing Burmese human rights and humanitarian groups, and deporting Burmese refugees, asylum seekers and others with a genuine fear of.

Soon after, the Thai government announced plans to move thousands of Burmese refugees and asylum seekers currently living in Bangkok and other urban areas to camps at the Thai.

For instance, the Thai Ministry of Education expressed an interest in increasing educational opportunities for refugees. Furthermore, the Government acknowledged in that resettlement was a viable solution for Myanmar refugees.

• UNHCR’s partnership with NGOs improved quantita-tively and qualitatively throughout the year. Through. By the end ofthe U.S. government had closed its processing centers—but the IRC had by then opened 16 regional resettlement offices around the country.

There, IRC caseworkers found housing and jobs for the refugees, provided education and skills training, and helped them integrate into the social, cultural, and economic life of a new environment. Thai government programs in refugee relocation and resettlement in northern Thailand Auburn: Thailand Books.

Highland Research and Development Institute. The. The issue of whether or not refugee resettlement programs carried on under the sponsorship of Western countries and the UNHCR have weakened Karen movements in. Refugees that overstay their visas or enter Thailand without proper documentation are considered illegal immigrants under Thai law.

Thailand is not a signatory of the Refugee Convention and does not recognize refugees rights. As a result, urban refugees are forced to live largely invisible lives on the margins of Thai society.

But resettlement programmes for refugees from Myanmar ended in Thousands returned to Myanmar after a democratically elected government took .