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Border camp horrors revealed, official arrested (UPDATED)
Bangkok Post - 4 May 2015 - The former president of the Rohingya Association of Thailand says the camp and graveyard found in Songkhla is just the tip of the ...
Irregular Maritime Migration in the Bay of Bengal: The Challenges of Protection, Management, and Cooperation
In recent decades, maritime migration in Asia has become increasingly contentious, as refugees and irregular migrants traversing the region by sea ...
Migrant Smuggling in Asia: Current Trends and Related Challenges
The report Migrant Smuggling in Asia: Current Trends and Related Challenges analyses the smuggling of migrants in 28 states from the Middle East to the Pacific ...
Australia’s Policy on Migrants Questioned After Smuggler Says He Was Bribed to Turn Back
New York Times - 21 June 2015 - If money talks, it was the stacks of crisp $100 bills that spoke loudest. An Indonesian smuggler said the Australian ...
Special Report: How smuggled workers power 'Made in China'
Reuters - 6 August 2015 - On a quiet river bend on the China-Vietnam border, a group of people clambered up a muddy bank. They had just glided across the river ...
Asia's People Smugglers Exploit Rising Migration, Raise Trafficking Fears: U.N.
The New York Times - 28 April 2015 - Human smuggling networks are exploiting rising migration within Asia, leaving growing numbers of migrants at risk of being ...
Human smuggling exposed by truck x-ray
CBS News - May 19, 2011. "The x-ray photo says it all: more than 500 migrants packed into trucks like sardines, as many as 4 people per 1 square meter, some ...
Asia migrant crisis: Malaysia exhumes mass graves
BBC News - 26 May 2015 - Malaysia has begun exhuming bodies suspected to be migrants buried in 139 grave sites close to the Thai border.
The vital difference between human trafficking and migrant smuggling
Open Democracy - 12 November 2014 - What is the difference between migrant smuggling and human trafficking? As these distinct crimes each get more media ...
Meet Bangladesh's people smugglers
Al Jazeera - 23 June 2015 - Refugees are vulnerable to violence from smugglers who pay off Bangladeshi authorities, insiders say.
Indonesia Turns Away a Migrant Ship as the Region Grapples With an Influx
The New York Times - 12 May 2015 - The Indonesian Navy turned back a ship laden with migrants on Tuesday as experts warned that thousands of would-be arrivals ...
IOM urges Thailand, Asean to block repeat of migrant crisis
Bangkok Post - 1 December 2015 - Southeast Asian countries were urged on Tuesday to treat migrants landing on their shores humanely and avoid a repeat of this ...
UN and Myanmar spar over Rohingya at migrant talks
Al Jazeera - 29 May 2015 - Seventeen nations attend summit in Bangkok on Southeast Asia crisis but talks not being attended at minister level.
Malaysia and Thailand turn away hundreds on migrant boats
The Guardian - 14 May 2015 - An estimated 6,000 Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis are stranded at sea as south-east Asian nations turn back refugees.
Joint Statement by UNHCR, OHCHR, IOM and SRSG for Migration and Development
UNHCR - 19 May 2015 - Joint Statement by UNHCR, OHCHR, IOM and SRSG for Migration and Development: Search and rescue at sea, disembarkation, and protection of ...
Migrants rescued from sinking boat off Indonesia's Aceh
BBC News - 15 May 2015 - More than 700 migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar have been rescued from a sinking boat off Indonesia's coast.