Japan pledges US$2.1m to help migrant children fleeing violence along the Thailand-Myanmar border

The Government of Japan pledges US$2.1m to help migrant children with digital education and food security, to assist their recovery and further safeguard them against sexual abuse, trafficking in persons and exploitation of child labour, said UNESCO on Thursday.   The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Government of Japan have […]

Notorious French Serial Killer Freed from Nepal Prison

KATHMANDU, NEPAL — Confessed French serial killer Charles Sobhraj was freed from prison in Nepal on Friday after serving most of his sentence for the murders of American and Canadian backpackers.   Sobhraj was driven out of Central Jail in Kathmandu in a heavily guarded police convoy to the Department of Immigration, where he will […]

UNHCR urges States to act now to save lives in the Andaman Sea

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is reminding States in the region that some 190 desperate people are on the verge of perishing at sea, adrift somewhere between the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal as pleas to rescue and disembark them are continuously ignored.   Reports indicate those onboard have now remained at sea […]

Over 400 villages in Thailand’s Pattani province flooded

More than 400 villages in 12 districts of the southern province of Pattani are under water today (Friday), forcing many residents to evacuate to temporary refuge on roads, with their valuables and animals.   Run-offs from neighbouring Yala province have increased the level of water in the Pattani and Sai Buri rivers, causing them to […]