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Montagnard refugees set their course for Philippines

More than a dozen Montagnard refugees are set to depart from Cambodia for the Philippines today, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).   ...

Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/montagnard-refugees-set-their-course-philippines

UN: Record-breaking 60 million forcibly displaced worldwide

The U.N. refugee agency warns the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes is likely to exceed 60 million in 2015.The UNHCR has released its Mid-Year Trends 2015 report covering global forced displacement during the first six months of this year. ...

Lisa Schlein
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/record-breaking-60-million-forcibly-displaced-in-the-world/3109147.html

Seventeen montagnards seeking asylum in Cambodia return to Vietnam

Seventeen ethnic Montagnard Christians who fled Vietnam earlier this year to seek refuge from alleged persecution voluntarily returned home on Tuesday, discouraged after waiting for more than three months to be granted refugee status, a rights advocate and United Nations spokesperson said. ...

Sok Ratha
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/seventeen-montagnards-seeking-asylum-in-cambodia-return-to-vietnam-11252015143121.html

Cambodia extends deportation deadline for asylum-seeking montagnards

The Cambodian government has extended the deadline for the deportation of 13 ethnic Montagnard Christians who have obtained refugee status in the Southeast Asian nation if they do not find a third country in which to permanently settle by next January, prompting criticism from a ...

Tha Kitya
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambodia-extends-deportation-deadline-for-asylum-seeking-montagnards-10212015151422.html

Cambodian authorities assist 14 montagnards who requested return to Vietnam

Officials in northeastern Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province on Friday assisted 14 ethnic Montagnards who asked to be repatriated across the border to Vietnam after they left Thailand, citing financial hardship because they were unable to find work. ...

Ratha Visal
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/montagnards-07312015145739.html

Resettlement offer to asylum seekers may have breached Cambodia deal

Australian immigration officials have approached asylum seekers within the Nauru detention centre about resettlement in Cambodia, apparently in contravention of the agreement between the two countries. The settlement agreement with Cambodia specifies that offers should be made only to people with refugee status. But it ...

Paul Farrell
http://bit.ly/1DQq6ZR

UN refugee agency wants no part of Cambodia resettlement

The United Nations agency responsible for refugees has washed its hands of Australia’s controversial deal to send refugees from the tiny Pacific island of Nauru to Cambodia. ...

The Sydney Morning Herald News Staff
http://bit.ly/1HbyCqc

UN refugee agency joins search for Montagnards in Cambodia

A team from the United Nations refugee agency traveled to northeast Cambodia Wednesday to meet with 13 ethnic Montagnards seeking asylum in the country after fleeing alleged persecution in Vietnam, according to an agency spokesperson and a member of a local rights group. United Nations High ...

Joshua Lipes
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/search-12032014184633.html

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