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By Premjai Vungsiriphisal, Dares Chusri, Supang Chantavanich

This publication is one among 4 volumes on an immense empirical migration research by way of major Thai migration experts from Chulalongkorn collage (Bangkok) for the United international locations improvement Programme (UNDP). This quantity examines the protracted refugee state of affairs on the Thai–Myanmar border. Displaced people are stored in closed settlements, and this has constrained their self-reliance. A resettlement software has been applied and plenty of refugees were approved in resettlement international locations. Repatriation isn't really instructed as a sturdy answer except Myanmar turns into a secure position for go back. investment and intervention guidelines of foreign corporations and NGOs range. Donors like to change humanitarian counsel to improvement relief. The ebook presents lifelike coverage thoughts for a sturdy answer for refugees on the borders. Practitioners and policymakers from governments, overseas businesses and NGOs will take advantage of its findings. the quantity is additionally beneficial for someone learning compelled migration and its denouement within the globalized age.

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2001: ‘‘The Repatriation Predicament of Burmese Refugees in Thailand: A Preliminary Analysis’’, in: New Issues in Refugee Research: Working Paper No 46 (Geneva: UNHCR). , 2002: (Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Programme). , 2005a: Protracted Refugee Situations: Domestic and International Security Implications (London: International Institute for Strategic Studies). , 2005b: Security and Forced Migration: Developing DFID’s Policy Approach to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (Oxford: Refugee Studies Centre).

While it is estimated that between 1 and 2 million Burmese have entered Thailand searching for work, the underlying political concerns have exerted significant influence over the scale of these flows as well. Conversely, while they may have fled Myanmar for political reasons, forced migrants may choose to remain undocumented out of fear that they will apply and be denied displaced person status (Adelman, ibid 2008). In interviews by the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) with forced migrants in Thailand, while a large portion explained their motivation as seeking protection for their physical security, such as those fleeing generalised conflict, direct attacks on their home villages or persecution as possible supporters of insurgent groups, a significant subset also described their motivation as fleeing from economic 14 P.

The ideal international standard for repatriation is voluntary repatriation in safety and dignity to an environment in which the causes of flight have been definitively and permanently removed (UNHCR 1993). A broad theoretical discourse that has been applied to refugee repatriation over the last decade has been the concept of human security. Despite the significant political and practical obstacles, the human security approach attempts to engage with the situation in a holistic manner, addressing the problems and concerns faced by hosting nations, the needs and quality of life concerns of refugees and their communities, and the requirements for repatriation, reconstruction, and reconciliation in countries of origin.

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