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China: Refugees

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 185625, tabled on 30 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has made to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on its decision to terminate the refugee status of Chin refugees from Burma in (a) Malaysia and (b) India.

Answered on

6 November 2018

Since August 2018 UK officials have consulted the Burma office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, and the UNHCR office in Geneva for clarification on the needs assessment process for Chin refugees residing in other countries, and UNHCR's proposed process for ensuring their safe return to Burma.

The UK will continue to monitor this process in line with our objectives of ensuring the safety of all those displaced by violence in Burma and a safe return process for all groups forced to flee to other countries.