57 STORIES TAGGED ‘DISPLACEMENT’

In Thai Border Camps, Funding Cuts Leave Refugees in Limbo

November 21, 2017  •  Author: *Kaelyn Lynch

Refugees from Burma are finding it difficult to stay, difficult to go home. In Thailand, funding cuts to refugee camps have left over 100,000 displaced people from Burma to choose between trying to survive in deteriorating conditions and returning to a country not ready to ... Read more ►

Fundraisers Held to Support Ei Tu Hta IDPs

October 3, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Hoping to bring relief displaced Karen people whose camp no longer has a source of funding, the Karen diaspora across the border in Thailand staged an emergency fundraising benefit over the weekend. Over 100 people attended the September 30 fundraiser in Mae Sot, which broug... Read more ►

Financial Assistance Dries Up at the Ei Tu Hta IDP Camp

October 1, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Despite appeals for emergency funding, a displaced persons camp in the northern Karen State has received no additional cash and anticipates its finances have dried up by the end of September, officials said. At the beginning of September, the Ei Tu Hta IDP Camp Supporting Co... Read more ►

Refugee Activists Discuss Pressure to Return from Thai-Burma border at Chiang Mai Seminar

September 20, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

At a public seminar in Thailand last week, Karen and Karenni officials raised concerns about the increasing pressure for refugees to return from the Thai-Myanmar border as international funding for camps dries up. “The refugees from the Thai-Myanmar border are not ready to... Read more ►

Burma Army: “Shelling and Shooting Force 300 Villagers to Flee in Mong Yai, Northern Shan State…”

September 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) have released a report that accuses the Burma Army of shelling the northern Shan region of Mong Yai forcing 300 villagers to flee. The Shan Human Rights Foundation statement said that “on September 10 at 8:00 am, a group of about 60 ... Read more ►

IDP Camp Requests International Donors to Continue Providing Funds

September 9, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

An internally displaced persons camp in Karen State is making a last-ditch appeal for international donors to continue providing aid. All food assistance to the shelter for nearly 3,000 people is set to dry up at the end of this month. The support committee at the Ei Tu Hta ... Read more ►

Fighting in Mae Tha Waw Continues to Displace Villagers Making it a Daily Struggle to Feed the 6,000 Homeless

September 4, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Continued fighting between Karen armed groups are forcing more villages into all ready overcrowded displacement camps. Temporary shelters holding displaced villagers in Myaing Gyi Ngu have seen an increase in its population list due to the ongoing skirmishes in Mae Tha Waw a... Read more ►

Refugees From Burma Desperate as International Donors Cut Food Funding from October 2017

August 31, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Refugee advocates on the Thai Burma border have called for international donors to continue funding for refugees and internally displace people in Burma. The Shan State Refugee Committee (Thai Border) issued a statement that pointed out that “food aid we have received has ... Read more ►

Burma Army Continues Killing, Looting and Displacing Kachin Civilians

August 30, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The frontline humanitarian organization, Free Burma Rangers, released a report that supports statements made by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) that the Burma Army is targeting civilians in Northern Burma. The Free Burma Rangers said that “on August 11th t... Read more ►

KNU and Local Aid Workers Urge for Continue Support for IDP Camp

August 2, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Local Karen National Union officials and aid workers are trying to drum up last-minute support for a shelter of internally displaced persons, before it runs out of funding in September. Over 70 representatives from 10 border-based Karen State civil society groups attended a ... Read more ►

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