Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 131. Treatment of Displaced Persons
Section C. Respect for family unity
In 1996, in its initial report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) stated:
Issues of refugee children in the Lao PDR have not been recorded in statistics by age group or number. During the war, displacement of Lao children from one locality to another or from one province to another within the country caused few social problems, as according to Lao custom, these children usually stayed with their relatives. The exact number of Lao children who took refuge abroad and subsequently returned is unknown.