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2020/11/10 | East Asia Forum

Refugees Left Stranded by Southeast Asia Amid Covid-19

As governments impose strict border controls to contain the spread of Covid-19, asylum seekers and refugees are stranded at sea.

2021/01/19 | East Asia Forum

Rethinking Japan’s Refugee and Asylum Policy

Japan is unlikely to expand its refugee intake in the near future despite international criticism.

2017/07/14 | Saigoneer

Here and There: Exploring Vietnamese Immigrant and Refugee Experiences

'This process can be used by other immigrants and other refugees as a way to collect their own history because we’re getting older and a lot of these stories are getting lost,' says Linh Phan, creator of the Here and There project.

2016/08/05 | Yuan-ling Liang

Are Chinese Cram Schools Teaching People How to be North Korean Defectors?

Two cram schools in China are reportedly teaching people to be North Korean defectors to gain refugee status in Europe.

2016/10/27 | Olivia Yang

'It Could Be You Or Me': Interview With UNHCR Communications Officer Caroline Gluck

'These are people like you and me, who had homes, jobs and pride. Their kids went to school. They were proud of their country.'

2017/03/29 | Kirsten Han

Singapore Establishment Licks its Wounds after US Court says Amos Yee Persecuted for Political Views

‘Allowing immunity for hate speech only encourages the undermining of values in a functional democracy,’ said the head of the Law Society of Singapore.

2017/01/23 | Kyodo News

Daughter of Refugee Strives to Build Japanese School in Vietnam

‘My dream is to do something that would serve as a bridge between Japan and Vietnam,’ says Doan Thy Trang.

2017/02/18 | Cara Giaimo

The Little-Known Passport that Protected 450,000 Refugees

Between 1922 and 1938, the 'Nansen Passport' allowed stateless people to make a new life.

2017/04/17 | ZiQing Low

Chinese Activist Surfaces in Taipei, Told He May Face Uphill Battle for Asylum

The Chinese activist who fled a tour group last week may face a tough time to gain asylum in Taiwan, a local NGO has warned.

2017/05/26 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Simon Chang, the Only Taiwanese Photographer Documenting Refugees in Slovenia

The world is unfair, but through the lenses of Taiwanese photographer Simon Chang, we are all just human.

2017/06/04 | Guy Aitchison

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Ethics and Politics of Immigration'

Alex Sager brings together contributors to examine debates within political philosophy and theory regarding the laws, policies, and practices governing immigration.

2017/09/28 | Devika Sakhadeo and Vishal Manve

Why Is India Threatening to Deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims?

The threat of deportation is adding more grief to the lives of Rohingya refugees.

2017/12/14 | Maximillian Mørch

Myanmar Refugees Face Resettlement Funding Crisis

Ethnic minority populations are not as excited about repatriation to Myanmar as their foreign aid donors.

2016/11/16 | Kyodo News

Asylum Seekers Trapped in Limbo as Japan Keeps Door Closed

Many of refugees denied refugee status as Japan's law does not include war refugees under its interpretation of the U.N. Refugee Convention.