Concerned about the plights of the 27 missing Hmong children, the UNHCR calls on Laos’ authorities to locate them. The children had been secretly sent back to Laos by Thai police on grounds of entering the country illegally.
For its part, Laos has called on Thailand to open talks about the missing Hmongs. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Somsavat Lengsavad last week called in the Thai Ambassador to Vientiane to demand an explanation.
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