158 STORIES TAGGED ‘REFUGEES’

Karen Refugee Committee Presses New Gov’t to Take Refugee Issue Seriously

February 23, 2016  •  Author: S'Phang Shaung

New executive members of the Karen Refugee Committee (KRC) have called for the new NLD government to put the issue of refugee repatriation on its agenda. The KRC executive said the new government had to ensure refugees could ireturn in safety and with dignity when the time c... Read more ►

Mae La Refugee Camp Suicide Continue To Rise

December 25, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A teenage boy, 17 from Mae La camp committed suicide on December 22 at his house in Zone A-2, it was the second suicide case in a month. Saw Ah Kine, the section leader of Zone A confirmed to Karen News that the boy often complained of not wanting to live anymore. “The boy... Read more ►

Refugee Camp Suicide Rates Soar

December 3, 2015  •  Author: S’Phan Shaung

Refugee camp officials on the Thai Burma are hugely concerned that suicides among camp residents are climbing. Saw Pha Htaw, social affair coordinator for Mae La refugee camp said that the rise in the suicide rate in Mae La camp this year is now causing a lot of concern. Sp... Read more ►

From Mae La Refugee Camp to Salt Lake City, Japan… and Back

August 30, 2015  •  Author: Shwe Yo Lay

In early August, 18 young Karen and Karenni teenage refugees who had resettled to the Salt Lake City in the US, returned to the Mae La refugee camps on Thai border where they were born. The boys were on a trip to attend a World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi, Japan and to Thail... Read more ►

Floods Cause Havoc in Border Refugee Camp and Throughout Burma

August 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Weeks of non-stop heavy rain have caused flash flooding throughout Burma and northern Thailand. Residents in the Ma Ra Moe Refugee Camp on the Thai Burma border were terrified as flood waters swamped 30 houses. Aid vehicles were unable to get into Section 6 of the Camp as r... Read more ►

UNHCR Meet With Karen Community Groups to Discuss Repatriation Concerns

June 26, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint, Karen News

Following a statement issued by the Karen Women Organization calling for Burma government and international community to respect the right of refugees on World Refugees’ Day, representatives of the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees met with Karen community based... Read more ►

Health Groups Fighting To Prevent Dengue Outbreaks In Border Refugee Camps

June 25, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, the International Non-Government Organisation, PU-AMI, outlined its plans to protect refugees on the Thai Burma border against outbreaks of the Dengue virus. PU-AMI, together with Thai health officials, community based groups and ot... Read more ►

Solidarites International: Stopping Dengue, Protecting People

June 21, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The coming wet season and the threat of a dengue virus outbreak have made Thomas Viger a busy man. As Thailand program coordinator for Solidarites International he is also responsible for organizing the hygiene, water, sanitation and livelihood program at Mae La Refugee Camp... Read more ►

Thai Burma Border – Dengue Fever Outbreak

June 8, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Health professionals on the Thai Burma border are preparing themselves for dengue fever outbreaks in the region. It is predicted that 2015 has the potential to be a high-risk year. Chris Clifford, chair of the Mae Sot INGO working group that coordinates cross-sector response... Read more ►

Refugees Food Rations Under Threat of Further Cuts

May 25, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Refugee camp officials on the Thai Burma border are concerned that a funding shortfall may result in further ration cuts. The officials said that they are now holding discussions with donor organizations to try to manage the basic food rations provided to the refugees. The c... Read more ►

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