Donor Clarifies Rice Ration Cuts

January 13, 2014  •  Author: Henry Zwartz

The Border Consortium, which delivers aid to the refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border that are home to around 130,000 refugees, has clarified its policy on rice ration cuts to Karen News and denied that the cuts are intended to encourage the return of refugees to Burma. Th... Read more ►

KWO – Refugees Hit Hard by Funding Cuts

January 3, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Naw K‘nyaw Paw, the secretary of the Karen Womens Organisation’s told Karen News that reduced funding by the international community for refugees on the Thai Burma border is causing hardship. “Reduction of funding to the nine refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border h... Read more ►

Refugees Finding Food Cuts Hard To Stomach

January 3, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Reduced funding from international donors has seen tens of thousands of refugees living on the Thai Burma border receiving less food to eat. The Border Consortium, who is responsible for the delivery of humanitarian aid to the 129,787 refugees from Burma now living in Thaila... Read more ►

Refugees Struggle With Rations Cut

January 3, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Refugees on the Thai-Burma border struggle to find ways to cope with cuts to their food rations officially introduced to camps in December 2013. Naw Htoo lives in Umpiem Mai Refugee camp south of the Thai Burma border town of Mae Sot. Naw Htoo said that the food ration cuts ... Read more ►

Refugee Camp Fire Leaves 600 Homeless

December 28, 2013  •  Author:

By Karen News Mae La Refugee Camp officials confirmed that a fire that tore through Zone C of Mae La Refugee camp destroyed as many as 120 houses. Camp officials confirmed to karen News that the fire broke out at around 1.30pm of Friday 27 December. Naw Blooming Night Zan, a... Read more ►

BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Mae La Refugee Camp

December 27, 2013  •  Author:

A fire has destroyed an estimated 102 buildings in Mae La Refugee Camp, 57km north of the Thai town of Mae Sot. Camp officials say the fire broke out in Zone C at the Mae La Refugee Camp today at 1.30pm and lasted until around 3pm. Naw Day Day Poe, joint secretary of Mae... Read more ►

Peace Prize Recipient Honoured For Burma Border Clinic – Australia Cuts Her Funding

November 6, 2013  •  Author: Henry Zwartz

In an interview with Karen News reporter, Henry Zwartz, Dr Cynthia Maung explains why she honoured to receive this year’s Sydney Peace Prize, but expressed dismay with the Australian government’s decision to stop funding her clinic as of December 2013. The Sydney Peace P... Read more ►

Refugee Woman Found Dead

October 16, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

The unconnected death of two refugee women within a month at a refugee camp on the Thai Burma border has triggered fears about the security of women living in the camps. Mae La Refugee Camp officials found the decomposed body of missing elderly refugee woman near the camp on... Read more ►

Karen State Govt Minister’s proposal to build village for refugees lacks details…

October 13, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Government Minister wants to build a village to house returning refugees. U Zaw Min, the chief minister of Karen State, proposed to the Karen National Union’s (KNU) Thaton District on September 28, that he would like to build a village in Hpa An area for refugees living on... Read more ►

Refugees – Food Rations To Be Cut

October 4, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Food rations for refugees living in the seven refugee camps on the Thai border will be reduced due to funding cuts by international aid organizations. Refugees will get reduced food rations from November 2013. In an exclusive interview with Karen News refugees tell how they ... Read more ►

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