domingo, 31 de maio de 2015

Cimeria of Bangkok decides to regional cooperation in combating illegal migration

Confronted the thousands of migrants from the rohingya Muslim minority who come from Burma, to Thailand wants a long-term solution to the refugee crisis.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, Norachit Sinhaseni, stressed that if these Muslim rohingya have decent conditions of existence in Burma will not leave the country.

"Our long-term goal is that people don't have to run, which can live in peace, they have jobs, better quality of life â€" so you won't have to flee," said Sinhaseni, adding that "the Burmese Government welcomed the proposal for financial support".

The Thailand hopes to start "as soon as possible" the process of repatriation of hundreds of immigrants from Burma.

In the last three weeks arrived in Thailand 300 immigrants, in addition to three other hundreds who were already in refugee camps, according to the Thai authorities.

According to the aid agencies, in the waters of the Bay of Bengal are more than 2,600 people in vessels abandoned by the networks of traffickers.

According to the international organisation for Migration (IOM), 26 million dollars are needed to face the crisis of refugees in Southeast Asia. The United States offered three million dollars in financial aid. Australia has pledged 11 million dollars and Japan says he is also considering new financing.

The Bangkok cimeria brought together representatives of 17 countries in the region and from other Asian countries, the USA, Switzerland, the IOM and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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