UNHCR ALWAYS ASK IN SAFETY AND DIGNITY.

Access of justice for victims and survivors of SGBV 1. Currently in Burma, A lot of sexual violence happened in Burma, perpetrated by government troops. There is impunity over decades that Burmese troops using SGBV. Refugee communities have expressed that access for justice as a precondition for women and girls to return. In the words of women’s organisations, it is documented that impunity has taken place, there is no access of justice for survivors of SGBV committed by the Burmese authorities. My question is: With potential repatriation, what role will UNHCR will play to address past violence and to prevent violence?

Resettlement 1. There are groups of people, such as SGBV survivors, political activists, prisoners of conscience who cannot return to Burma. They remain extremely vulnerable in countries of asylum. My question is: what are UNHCR’s thoughts about protection mechanisms to ensure the safety of these people?

Asia-Pacfic Bureau – Protracted Refugee Situations 1. Thousands of refugees from Burma are in a protracted refugee situation in India-Burma border and in New Delhi. They face exploitation, abuse and discrimination from the government of India and lack access to services. What are UNHCR’s further steps or further plans to ensure that the refugees have access to services and legal protection? 2. (Wah Wah to edit) Funding cut but need further support for preparations for the potential repatriation of refugees from Burma. Thai Government noted that funding support should not be withdrawn – funding to Burma should complement and not replace funding to cross-border areas. The question is: what are UNHCR’s further steps to ensure that refugees from Burma in Thai-Burma border camps continue to have protection? 3. (Do we ask this one?) People inside Burma – are they ready to receive? People in receiving communities already miserable. What steps are they to facilitate reconciliation? Some welcoming, some resistant.

No nationality, no rights? Strategies and tools for the protection of stateless persons Implementing partnership – a framework for establishing and maintaining UNHCR partnerships Marginalisation and Social Exclusion of Particular Refugee Populations

Redefining protection for children in emergencies 1. With regard to funding reduction in the camps and the cross-border aid, we are really concerned about the future options of the children to have the right to properly be educated. The Thai Government is also concerned with reduction of funding, and the salary of teachers is just 700B or US $23 a month. The question is, what can we be sure that (UNHCR) the children in terms of education as a right to get proper education. 2. How can the CBOs be linked with NGOs to get funding for boarder-housing children where many children are now in boarder housing to get education? 3. With regard to cross-border aid, how children in IDP areas get funding for education if there is no longer any cross-border aid funding for education and if their parents are lacking education and training, micro-finance spots for agricultural opportunities?

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