65 STORIES TAGGED ‘MIGRANT WORKER’

No place to call home…

March 6, 2012  •  Author: Kweh Say

After 60 years of military rule, Burma has become one of the least developed countries in the world. Military rule has denied civilians their basic human rights. Militarisation by the Burma Army (Tamadaw) in ethnic areas such as Karen, Shan and Kachin States continues to cau... Read more ►

Thai Foreign Minister holds talks on border closure and migrant workers with Burma

February 7, 2012  •  Author: Shwe Thite Taw (KIC)

The Thai Foreign Minister, Mr Surapong Tovichakchaikul, led a group of visited Burma, border town of Myawaddy to meet with Karen State Chief Minister U Zaw Min on 3rd February. Speaking to the media the Mr Surapong said discussions at the Myawaddy meeting concentrated on mig... Read more ►

Teachers’ celebrate gender equality

October 19, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Banners with “Teachers for Gender Equality” written on them were hanging on both walls and on the stage at the Children Development Center, a migrant school in Mae Sot, a Thai town on the border between Thailand and Burma. The Children Development Center was hosting the ... Read more ►

MSF patients suffer from medical service withdrawal

October 11, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

Community workers in Sanklaburi province of Thailand and the Three Pagodas Pass region of Burma claim Medecins Sans Frontieres patients undergoing medical treatment from the NGO will face difficulties now that the organization has withdrawn its services from Thailand. The Kw... Read more ►

Economic oppression drives Karen to the ‘mountain’

June 13, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Economic necessity and ongoing oppression by military authorities in Karen State have driven many in the Karen community to seek employment in neighboring Thailand, providing some with the means to secure a better future for their families but also posing new challenges for ... Read more ►

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