Human Welfare

Thailand commits to policy of not detaining migrant children

Jan 21, 2019

Advocates for the protection of refugees and asylum seekers are lauding a commitment by Thailand to release children held in its immigration detention centers

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

Jan 12, 2019

A Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse by her family has left Bangkok for asylum in Canada

Australia considering resettlement for fleeing Saudi woman

Jan 9, 2019

A Saudi woman who fled her family, alleging abuse, has moved a step closer to her goal of gaining asylum in Australia after a U.N. agency granted her refugee status

Thailand legislature legalizes medical marijuana and kratom

Dec 26, 2018

Thailand will soon allow the licensed medical use of marijuana and a local plant, kratom, traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller

The Latest: Tsunami toll now 429 dead, thousands homeless

Dec 25, 2018

The death toll from the tsunami that hit Indonesian islands without warning has passed 420 with more than 1,400 people injured

Indonesia tsunami survivors remain jittery as deaths hit 429

Dec 25, 2018

Traumatized Indonesian tsunami survivors jittery amid false alarms, deaths top 420 and thousands remain homeless

Indonesia's disaster agency says death toll from tsunami exceeds 420 with thousands of people left homeless

Dec 25, 2018

Indonesia's disaster agency says death toll from tsunami exceeds 420 with thousands of people left homeless

China blasts US media reports of forced work at Muslim camp

Dec 20, 2018

The Chinese government has lashed out at US media reports about forced labor of mostly ethnic Muslim detainees in China's Xinjiang region

US sportswear traced to factory in China's internment camps

Dec 19, 2018

At internment camps where China forces up to 1 million ethnic minority Muslims to give up their language and religion, detainees are sewing sportswear that can end up on US university campuses and sports teams

US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp

Dec 19, 2018

The U.S. government is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese internment camp where ethnic minorities are sewing clothes that have been shipped to the U.S. market

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