165 STORIES TAGGED ‘REFUGEES’

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 ►

Mae La Camp Residents Want Water Shortages to End

May 20, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Residents of Mae La Refugee Camp suffering from water shortages were relieved when heavy rain drenched the region this week. This year’s dry season has caused Mae La refugees’ additional hardship as their water sources dried out and camp residents faced severe water shor... Read more ►

Navy Rescues 200 Rohingya Refugees

May 17, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Media reports estimate that the Indonesian navy and fishing boats rescued as many as 1,000 asylum seekers off its coast near Aceh, on Friday 15th May. An Indonesian military spokesperson, Major General Fuad Basya, said in a interview with the ABC, Australian’s national bro... Read more ►

UNHCR: Save Lives, Keep Borders Open to Refugees

May 16, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The United Nations High Commission on Refugees released a media statement on Thursday 13 May, voicing its concerns about the alleged treatment of Rohinhyan refugees by both the Malaysian and Indonesian governments this week. The UNHCR said it was “extremely alarmed at repo... Read more ►

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