151 STORIES TAGGED ‘REFUGEES’

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 ►

Thousands of Displaced Karen Villagers Call for Burma Army to Get Off Their Land

May 24, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Today, while the peace dialogue in Nay Phyi Daw resumes for its second round, displaced Karen villagers in remote areas of northern Karen State staged a protest over the Burma Army occupying their lands and preventing their safe return. The protest took place at Ei Tu Hta, a... Read more ►

Suicide Attempts Increase at Mae La Refugee Camp

March 8, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The largest refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border experienced a rash of suicide cases last year, mainly among the youth population, according to a doctor and camp resident. In 2016, there were 57 suicide attempts at Mae La refugee camp, 23 of which resulted in death, accordi... Read more ►

Government Agencies Working on the First Return of 90 Refugees Back to Burma

October 24, 2016  •  Author: Ka Hsaw Wah

The Karen State government is now making arrangements for the first return of 96 residents – 19 families – who have been living in refugee camps on the Thai border. The families are set to cross the Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge tomorrow. Nan Khin Htwe Myint, Chie... Read more ►

KNU Vice Chair Tours Refugee Camps to Brief Refugees on its Peace Process

October 2, 2016  •  Author: S'phang Shaung

Representatives of the Karen National Union are holding a series of meetings with refugees at the nine Thai border camps to inform them about the peace process taking place inside the country. The KNU team, led by Padoh Naw Zipporah Sein, vice chairperson, held a series of p... Read more ►

Tree Falling On Electric Wires Shocks and Injures Refugee Patients

August 8, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Patients from Mae Ra Ma Luang Refugee Camp in the Thai Northern Province of Mae Hong Song were injured when the referral car carrying them was hit by a falling tree on a road, 50 kilometers away from Mae Sariang Town. The accident took place on August 4 as the pickup truck c... Read more ►

Refugee Camp Rations Distribution System to be Replaced By Food Credit Cards

July 20, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Border Consortium, a coalition of INGO’s that has administered aid to the camps for over three decades, is preparing for a pilot project that uses a card system to deliver food rations to refugee camps residents from the end of July, 2016. The food card system will beg... Read more ►

Refugee Health Workers Strike Over Claims That French Aid Group Denies Their Rights and Refuses to Pay

July 9, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Health workers in two refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border stopped work over non-payment of compensation and claims that they are treated unfairly by a non-government organization running hospitals in the camp. Camp residents said that on July 5th, health workers employed ... Read more ►

Thai PM: “Thailand Will Continue to Take Care of the Refugees on Humanitarian Grounds…”

June 23, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Thailand’s Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha was reported as saying that Burma’s government refugees needed more time to put in place a process to repatriate its refugees. General Prayut was quoted by The Bangkok Post and before the three-day visit of Aung San Su... Read more ►

REFUGEE DAY: Karen Women’s Group Claim Ration Cuts, Burma Army, Landmines and Poor Planning by INGO’s and UN Agencies Places Refugees in a Hard Place…

June 20, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organisation released a statement to commemorate the 2016 World Refugee Day and said that despite recent positive changes in Burma people are still being displaced by Burma Army offensives. “Despite the on-going peace process in Burma today, thousands ... Read more ►

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