158 STORIES TAGGED ‘REFUGEES’

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 ►

Dr Cynthia Opens New Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot to Continue Providing Healthcare to Migrant Workers and Displaced People from Burma

June 4, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

Mae Tao Clinic located in the Thai border town of Mae Sot in Tak Province officially moved to a new purposed built hospital in an effort to keep providing care to people from Burma unable to access the country’s failed healthcare system. Dr. Cynthia Maung, the founder and ... Read more ►

Umphiem Refugee Camp Fire, Destroys 10 Homes, Displaces 58 residents

May 9, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A fire at Umphiem refugee camp in Phop Phra district on the Thai-Burma border on the afternoon of May 7 destroyed 10 houses. The fire broke out at 2 pm in Section 15 of Zone B, but camp officials said it is still unknown how it started. Daw Aye Hlaing, secretary of the Secti... Read more ►

Senior Thai Official Puts Burma’s Refugee Repatriation Back on the Agenda – Refugees Concerned About Cuts To Rations and Essential Services

May 2, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung/Karen News

Refugees responded to a senior Tak Province official speaking about the repatriation of the more than 100,000 refugees from Burma living in camps along the Thai-Burmese border by claiming that withdrawal of support by international donors is their immediate concern. Suttha S... Read more ►

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