Urban Ayslum-Seekers. Rashid, age 25, a Christian from Karachi, Pakistan, is seeking asylum in a low income building occupied by asylum-seekers on the outskirts of Bangkok. He suffered a machete attack to the head by extremists targeting Christians and almost died, and his family was receiving daily death threats by local groups. They decided to sell everything they owned and leave Pakistan. Rashid, his mother and two sisters have been seeking asylum in Bangkok for almost a year and a half. Mar. 2015
A young Pakistani boy stands out front of a building occupied by asylum-seekers, mostly from Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka, on the outskirts of Bangkok.
People are targeted for their religious beliefs, social status, race, gender, nationality or on-going conflict. In the city of Bangkok, the ongoing surge of asylum-seekers has increased significantly in the last few years.