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Uncertain future for Myanmar’s returning refugees

MANDALAY (UCAN): More than 300 refugees from Myanmar, who have been living in camps in Thailand, have returned home, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), amid concerns over a scarcity of jobs and other barriers to rebuilding their lives.
 
About 100,000 refugees live in nine camps in Thailand along the border with Myanmar. Most are ethnic minority Karen from eastern Myanmar, who fled conflict and persecution, sometimes decades ago, during sustained military offensives against Karen guerillas in the early 1980s.

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Archbishop condemns Polish government stance on refugees

WARSAW (CNS): Archbishop Henryk Muszynski, the former archbishop of Gniezno, accused his country’s government of falsifying its data on refugees, while also fuelling a crisis with Germany over new demands for war reparations.
 
The archbishop said the government often states that it would not take refugees from Africa because it helped Ukrainians and Middle East refugees. He was speaking amid controversy over the Polish government’s refusal to offer shelter to refugees and asylum-seekers from Syria, Iraq and other war-torn countries.

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