165 STORIES TAGGED ‘REFUGEES’

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 ►

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 ►

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