More support for Chin community, say refugee groups

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  • Sunday, 17 Mar 2019

Refugees from the ethnic Myanmar Chin community in traditional costumes at the inaugural Women's Conference at RUANG by ThinkCity yesterday. - Photo: DANIEL TEE/R.AGE

PETALING JAYA: Refugee rights organisations have hailed UNHCR’s decision to halt the cessation process for Chin refugees, but raised the need for more solutions to support the community.

Refuge for Refugees co-founder Heidy Quah commended UNHCR for taking “a great step forward”, and suggested that immediate steps be taken in regards to Chin refugees who already had their refugee cards taken away and those who had returned to Myanmar since the previous policy took effect in Aug 2018.

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