160 STORIES TAGGED ‘REFUGEES’

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 ►

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 ►

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 ►

Mae La Ma Luang Refugee Camp Quarantined After Confirmation of H1N1 Cases

August 31, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

After three H1N1 flu cases were confirmed at a refugee camp along the Thai-Myanmar border last week, the area has been under quarantine with entries and exits temporarily suspended, according to officials at the camp. The Karen Refugee Committee send the restriction at the M... Read more ►

INTERVIEW: Karen Community Leader in Sweden Urges Refugees to Invest Hope in the Next Generation

August 17, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Many Karen refugees from camps along the Thai-Burma border have been resettled in Sweden since 2005 under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s resettlement program. Karen News spoke* with Naw Thida Naing, chair of the Karen Swedish Community, at the ... Read more ►

KYO Holds Youth Forum in Mae La Refugee Camp

July 27, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Karen refugee youth took part in a politics, peace and management bootcamp this week. Over 70 people attended the three-day training, which was held at the Mae La refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border, according to members of the Karen Youth Organization. The KYO organized... Read more ►

Karenni Refugee Camp in Need of Supplies to Rebuild Fire-ravaged Houses

July 27, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Only five houses have been rebuilt in a Karenni refugee camp in Thailand after a fire in the beginning of the month. According to camp leadership, there is a shortage of wood and bamboo. “We have only been able to rebuild five houses as a sufficient amount of bamboo and wo... Read more ►

More Karen Refugees Resettled in South Korea

July 27, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

South Korea welcomed nearly two dozen Karen refugees to the country this week as part of a three-year resettlement program that began in 2015. The 23 people from the Mae La refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border arrived in Seoul on July 25, joining 86 refugees from Burma al... Read more ►

Karen Community Claims Suu Kyi’s Canada Trip Fails to Address War, Displacement, Refugees or Militarization

June 13, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s State Counsellor, concluded her Canadian tour in Toronto, members of the Karen community claimed she failed to discuss the countries armed conflict, displacement, refugees or the ongoing militarization of the country. Members of the local B... Read more ►

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