No more refugee and asylum seeker children left in Bangkok detention centre

HOST International, with the support of Thailand’s Department of Children and Youth, has made it possible for 27 families (51 children and 26 adults, all mothers or female caregivers and one father) to be released from immigration detention and government shelters into the Thai community. HOST International, working under the auspice of Peaceway Foundation, was…

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Using tech to improve New Zealand resettlement

HOST NZ was very pleased to be founding partner for the inaugural Techfugees NZ Hackathon which ran in Wellington on 25-26 May 2019. It was the first time tech solutions have been introduced in New Zealand to start tackling the challenges that new Kiwis experience during their resettlement in Wellington. Techfugees NZ is part of…

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World Refugee Day 2019: In faith and freedom

By: Patnarin Wongkad, Case Manager – HOST International Thailand In honour of World Refugee Day, HOST International spoke with Nay Mun, a Christian-Jarai (also known as Montagnard) refugee from Vietnam. Nay is a husband, father of five children, and currently on bail under Thai immigration’s law for his serious medical condition. When we asked Nay…

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When all else is lost, dignity remains?

By David Keegan, CEO I have come into contact with many people as a result of my work in Australia and overseas during the last 10 years who have been forcibly displaced. All have a common desire to find a new home where life can be rebuilt and where dignity can be restored. They may…

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