155 STORIES TAGGED ‘REFUGEES’

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 ►

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 ►

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