168 STORIES TAGGED ‘REFUGEES’

Flash Flood and Landslide at Karen Refugee Camp Kills One, Seven People Still Missing and 11 Injured

September 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

A flash flood and landslide ripped through the Mae La Oon Karen refugee camp on the northern Thai border early Sunday morning. The sudden flooding killed one refugee, injured 11 and left 7 missing. The Mae La Oon refugee camp is located in the mountains surrounding Mae Saria... Read more ►

KCC to Campaign for Resumption of Aids to Border Area

September 6, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The Karen Community of Canada (KCC) will conduct international campaigns to resume aids to the refugees in Thai-Burma border and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The KCC’s chair Slone Phan told Karen News on September 4 that the decision was made by delegates from resp... Read more ►

Refugee Camps: First it was Funding Cuts to Food, Education, Healthcare and Social Work – Now 1,000 Administration Workers to Feel Donors Razor

August 23, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen Refugee Committee claim huge cuts to funding for administration of the Thai-Burma border refugee camps makes it impossible for more than 1,000 camp workers to do their jobs effectively. The KRC, who manage the camps and coordinate service delivery to the Karen refu... Read more ►

UNHCR Says It Has Never Encouraged Refugees to Return Home from Thai Border

June 27, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it has never encouraged the refugees living at the Thai-Myanmar border to return home and it has only provided necessary assistance. The UNHCR (Hpa-an office) head Ms. Maureen McBrien said this during the World R... Read more ►

Thailand Transfers 93 Returning Refugees to Burma Government

May 9, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Thai government has transferred 93 Myanmar refugees from five refugee camps to Burma government on May 7 under the bilateral agreement on the voluntary repatriation of the refugees from Thailand. The refugees living in Mae La, Umpiem, Nu Po, Ban Don Yang, and Mai Nai Soi... Read more ►

UNHCR Organizes Repatriation of 161 Refugees from Thai camps

May 6, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has finalized voluntary repatriation for 161 refugees that will begin on May 7th from five refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border. UNHCR sources stated that this is the second batch of refugees that will be voluntary... Read more ►

Families Displaced by Burma Army Offensive Sent Back by Refugee Authorities – UNHCR Remains Silent

May 4, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Displaced families, fleeing the fighting in northern Karen State, crossed into Thailand to find safety, but were turned away by camp authorities at the Mae Ra Ma Luang refugee camp last week. The three families, consisting of 16 people were from the Papun area of Northern Ka... Read more ►

Schools in Karen Refugee Camps Face Difficulties for Maintenance in Upcoming Year

April 12, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Some schools in the Karen refugee camps are facing difficulties to continue teaching in upcoming years due to lack of funding, according to education officials from the refugee camps. The Karen Refugee Committee Education Entity’s chair Naw Daborah Htoo said these schools ... Read more ►

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 ►

Refugee and Migrant Communities Honor World Teachers’ Day

October 10, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Students and teachers from refugee camps along the border and from migrant schools in Mae Sot gathered to honor their teachers on the World Teacher’s Day on the 5th October. Led by the Karen Refugee Committee Education Entity (KRCEE) and camp education officials the ceremo... Read more ►

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