Refugees & IDPs

May 15, 2019

Khmer Krom: UN Refugee Agency Asked to Speed up Asylum Seekers Cases

More than 200 people recently fled their region of Kampuchea Krom due to persecution by the Vietnamese authorities. They now live in precarious situations in Thailand, undocumented and uncertain on what their future will look like. UNPO member Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation led a delegation to Washington, District of Columbia, to advocate for their rights. On 1st June 2019, in co-organisation with...

May 15, 2019

Khmer Krom: UN Refugee Agency Asked to Speed up...

More than 200 people recently fled their region of Kampuchea Krom due to persecution by the Vietnamese authorities. They now live in precarious situations in Thailand, undocumented and uncertain on what...

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Nov 13, 2018

East Turkestan: Uyghurs in Sweden Monitored by...

Recently, China has taken its scare tactics to a new extent by actively monitoring the Uyghur community in Sweden. Both the Chinese embassy and the Swedish officials have been reluctant to comment - the...

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Sep 20, 2018

Ambazonia: Cameroon Authorities Prevent People...

As a result of decades of ethnic inequalities inherited from colonial era, the enduring persecution against minorities in Cameroon recently turned into a severe humanitarian crisis. Last March 2018, the...

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Sep 19, 2018

Somaliland: The Forgotten Land Where It Never...

Corrado Formigli introduces the premier of a new season of the television show Piazzapulita, dedicated to Somaliland — shedding light on the various problems that plague the unrecognised country...

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Aug 09, 2018

UNPO Observes International Day of the World’s...

Today, Thursday 9 August 2018, is the 24th International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples since its creation by the United Nations in December 1994. The date was chosen because it marks the...

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Aug 02, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: Kurdish Professor Awarded Prestigious...

This year [2018], the Fields Medal, one of the world’s most prestigious mathematical prizes, was handed to three individuals including Professor Caucher Birkar. An Iranian Kurd, Professor Birkar...

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Jul 27, 2018

Opinion: Once Again EU Fails to Adopt Resolution...

In this op-ed Shima Silavi, Executive Director of Ahwaz Human Rights Organisation (AHRO), gives her response to the recently published draft of the Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the...

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Jun 14, 2018

Ambazonia: ACHPR Adopts Resolution 395 (LXII)...

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), met at its 62nd Ordinary Session in Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, from 25 April to 9 May 2018. During this session it adopted...

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