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Rohingya in Cambodia as Asylum Seekers

A brief statement of the Rohingya in Cambodia: Chris Lewa, founder and director of The Arakan Project visited Cambodia in 19 may 2010 and returned after three days.


(RANGOON Burma Times) - Ibrahim shah – It is learnt accurately by our correspondent that about 32 Rohingya people in Cambodia are in dire situation who fled Burma desperately to escape discrimination of the Burmese Buddhist majority regime and finally reached there since 2010.

They are still out of refugee or asylum seeker status despite they pleaded many times to various NGOs, humanitarian organizations and UNHCR. In reiteration, many institutions interviewed them; however, in consequence it is in vain yet.

A brief statement of the Rohingya in Cambodia: Chris Lewa, founder and director of The Arakan Project visited in Cambodia in 19 may 2010 and returned after three days. During her stay with us, She had met with UNHCR, JRS, and head of the refugee-office in Cambodia and submitted our matter and consulted it with them evidently. She told us that certainly we would be granted refugee status on the double. She worked hard relentlessly to solve our matter with JRS and UNHCR. Reiteratively, due to miscarriage she advised us to contact with Rohingya organizations and other humanitarian organizations. JRS helps us only for rent room, water and electricity except food. Here we cannot work since we are not granted officially as asylum seekers. For reiterative pleas to UNHCR, at last, told us that they can only help for medication...........More....



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