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UNHCR Welcomes Human Rights Committee’s Ruling on Climate Refugee

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency welcomes a ruling by the U.N. Human Rights Committee this past week that people fleeing climate-related and natural disasters have a valid claim for…

Uyghur Escape in Thailand Draws International Focus on Minority Muslim Group

The futile escape by seven Uyghurs from a detention center in Thailand’s northeastern region earlier this month has highlighted the plight of the dozens from China’s minority ethnic group who…

As North Korean Citizens Fear Spread of Coronavirus, Trade with China Continues

North Korean residents are terrified about the rapid spread of Wuhan pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, but despite those fears, trade with China is continuing as normal. Named after the…

Conditions Put Xinjiang Internment Camps at Risk as Region Confirms First Coronavirus Cases

Poor sanitation and cramped quarters could lead to an epidemic at internment camps in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), experts said Thursday, as state media confirmed the region’s…

China’s Wuhan City Closes as Number of Virus Cases, Deaths Rises

China on Wednesday reported hundreds more cases and 17 deaths from the new coronavirus traced to the central city of Wuhan, Hubei province, which has now closed all transport links…

ACLED Regional Overview – Southeast Asia (12 – 18 January 2020)

In Southeast Asia, key developments from last week include: continued fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine state; increased separatist violence targeting civilians in Thailand; continued clashes between state forces and Papuan rebels…

Weekly Dry Season Situation Report for the Mekong River Basin – Prepared on: 21/01/2020, covering the week from 14 Jan to 20 Jan 2020

General weather patterns:From 14 to 20 Jan 2020, there was no rainfall in the LMB. Based on the weather outlook bulletins and maps issued by the Thailand Meteorology Department (TMD)…

Death Toll Rises to 6 in China from Outbreak of New Coronavirus

The death toll in China from the outbreak of a new coronavirus has risen to six people, adding to fears of a global epidemic as reports of new cases spring…

US Reports First Case of New Coronavirus

The United States is reporting its first case of the new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, and has killed at least six people. Health officials in the northwest U.S.…