161 STORIES TAGGED ‘REFUGEES’

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 ►

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 ►

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