Pakistani asylum-seekers scrape by in Bangkok, adding to world's ranks of urban refugees

February 26, 2015 5:15 AM

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Pakistani asylum-seekers scrape by in Bangkok, adding to world's ranks of urban refugees

In this Jan. 12, 2015, photo, an asylum-seeker and his niece play with a bird in a cage at an apartment building on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. More than half the 14 million refugees and asylum-seekers under the mandate of the U.N. refugee agency do not live in camps; a growing number of them live in urban areas. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) (The Associated Press)

In this Jan. 12, 2015 photo, a Pakistani Christian who fled persecution opens the wardrobe of his room in the outskirts of Bangkok. An increase in the number of asylum-seekers coming into cities such as Bangkok is challenging reluctant host countries like Thailand, which has allowed refugees from su...

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