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By Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights |
By Adele Colbey |
<div><p>Last March, the Thai Immigration Police visited Henry&rsquo;s apartment six times. Henry is a Nigerian MBA student, with a valid student visa. &ldquo;They accosted me on my way to campus&rdquo;, he said. &ldquo;They went through my phone a couple of times during the harassment. They came into my room and searched through my wardrobes and desk drawers. They took photos of me and my room number&rdquo;. According to Henry, his room was &ldquo;ransacked&rdquo;. Henry&rsquo;s crime? He says it is simply being a black African. &ldquo;To me, this is nothing less than racism and harassment.&rdquo;</p></div><div>&nbsp;</div>
By State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation of Thailand and Migrant Worker Rights Network |
<p>Many areas of Thailand continue to experience extensive flooding. These floods have impacted on hundreds of thousands of migrants working in Thailand. Many migrants impacted by these floods don&rsquo;t currently posses identification papers as their papers were destroyed, lost in water or confiscated by employers. As a result, these workers remain in or are not able to travel outside of flooded areas and/or their registered provinces. Other migrants have had their employment immediately terminated once the flood waters arrived and many more had no choice but to return to Myanmar.</p>