Wednesday, 24 January 2018

EXCLUSIVE: After living at airport for 3 months, Zimbabwean family has left Thailand.

A Zimbabwean family of eight, who had been living at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport for three months, left Thailand yesterday, according to an Immigration Bureau deputy spokesman.

The family, which included four children, was stuck in the Bangkok airport after they were barred from boarding their flights to Spain on Oct. 23 because they did not have visas to enter Spain. At the same time, having overstayed their Thai tourist visas, they could not re-enter Thailand and had refused to go back to their country, citing fears for their safety.

For three months, the family awaited help from the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and hoped the agency would process their asylum requests and assist them in moving to another country.  

Full story at Coconuts

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