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UN plan to relocate Syrian refugees in northern Europe

The EU internal reallocation of 160,000 refugees is hardly moving. Less than 1,000 refugees have moved within the month-old scheme. No surprise: why would refugees agree to go to unknown parts of Europe? One way to speed up the reallocation is to widen the criteria for family reunion. Current rules only entitle refugees to move […]

Foreign donors and the collapse of Thai democracy

This short post looks at foreign aid to Thai NGOs just before the coup, and speculates about how those programmes might continue or close down now. There is relatively little foreign funding in the Thai NGO sector, because of Thailand’s reclassification as a middle-income country (in 2011). The major players are the UNDP, other UN […]