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 ►

Shan Human Rights Foundation – Killings, beheading and disappearance of villagers instill fear of return among Kokang refugees

May 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) released a report today, 11 May that documents the results of interviews held with Kokang villagers taking refuge in neighboring China. The Shan Human Rights Foundation report that the refugees “remain fearful of return, due to killi... Read more ►

Refugees Concerns Must be Address In Any Plans To Repatriate Them

May 4, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A paper released last week by Burma Link and Burma Partnership claims the voices of refugees are ignored in Burma’s reforms. The joint paper, Voices of Refugees – Situation of Burma’s Refugees Along the Thailand-Burma Border, urges all the organisations responsible for... Read more ►

Karenni Refugees Made Homeless By Fire To Get New Homes In May

April 19, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Refugees who lost their homes to fire that ripped through the Karenni camp in early April, will have their homes rebuilt in early May according to camp officials. The fire that broke out on April , destroyed 188 houses and made homeless 867 refugees. The Karenni Camp No. 1, ... Read more ►

Fire at Karenni Refugee Camp Destroys 150 Homes and Leaves 700 Residents Homeless

April 10, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Terrified residents ran from their homes as a fire tore through a refugee camp on the Thai Burma border in Mae Hong Song Province. Camp residents said the fire started at around 11am, on Tuesday 7 April, in the kitchen of a resident’s house in Karenni Refugee camp No. 1 al... Read more ►

Delegation Lobby’s British Parliament For Humanitarian Assistance for Refugees on Thai Burma Border

February 27, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A delegation, advocating on behalf of refugees and displaced people from Burma took their cause to Britian’s Parliament in an attempt to highlight the affects of funding cuts on services to people along the Thai Burma. “As refugees, we are under tremendous pressure in th... Read more ►

Media Talk of Repatriation of Refugees Wrong

February 5, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Media reports this week that talks between the Burma and the Thai government’s focused on repatriation of refugees sent fear and rumours through the nine refugee camps on the border between the two countries. Reports in the Thai English language media got it wrong, accordi... Read more ►

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