41 STORIES TAGGED ‘REPATRIATION’

**Generation gap widens in Thai border camps

December 19, 2014  •  Author: Abby Seiff

Twenty-year old Hla Ko* has an easy smile, a cool haircut and the manic energy of a young man with few ties. He studies medicine but adores politics. He has an opinion about everything but isn’t too sure about anything. The church is an anchor, but hanging out and flirting... Read more ►

UNHCR – Straight-Talking on Refugees

September 5, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Mr. Iain Hall, the senior field coordinator for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees based in the Thai border town of Mae Sot gave an exclusive interview to Karen News. In the exclusive interview, Mr Hall covers a wide range of issues affecting refugees includin... Read more ►

How NCPO Can Help Myanmar Refugees

July 26, 2014  •  Author: *Bill Frelick

When Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha announced on July 11 that the Thai refugee camps on the Thai-Myanmar border would be emptied, many wondered if there really is new resolve by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to repatriate the 130,000 Myanmar refugees who have been l... Read more ►

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Clarifies Its Position On Refugee Return

July 18, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Following intense media speculation, Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, released a media statement on Thursday 17 July in an attempt to cool speculation that the refugee camps on the Thai Burma border were about to be closed and residents sent back to Burma. The MFA... Read more ►

Human Rights Watch, UNHCR and Refugees Raise Concerns Following Reports That Thai Military Will Return Refugees After Reaching Agreement with Burma’s Military

July 15, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Thailand’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), has reached an agreement with the commander-in-chief of Burma’s military to repatriate the 120,000 refugees on the Thai Burma border. The agreement has alarmed human rights experts and has increased refugees concern... Read more ►

Battling to Survive – “I Remember Carrying Their Rations and Crying…”

July 4, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Mu Mu, 28, stirs thin soup inside her small, two-roomed bamboo house on the Thai-Burma border, and speaks of the day the Burma Army soldiers came to her village a more than a decade ago. “The soldiers used us as [forced] porters. They would come to our village, Mae Ta Waw,... Read more ►

Aid Cuts Puts “Pressure” on a Premature Return for Thai-Burma Border Refugees

May 23, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A host of international based Burma human rights advocacy organisations have voiced grave concern that refugees on the Thai-Burma border are being forced to return to Burma prematurely because of deep cuts in international aid. In a joint statement the European Burma Network... Read more ►

Mae Fah Luang Launches New Round Of Refugee Camp Surveys

February 19, 2014  •  Author: Khar Hsu Nyar

The Mae Fah Luang Foundation has begun conducting surveys at Mae Ra Moe [Mae Rama Luang] and Mae La Oon refugee camps in Mae Hong Song province to gauge resident opinions on where they hope to live in the future. More than 70 MFLF-trained refugees started gathering data on F... Read more ►

Refugee survey – most do not want to go back to Burma

July 15, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

A survey conducted by the Karen Refugees Committee at the Tham Hin camp Southern Thailand found that 46 percent of those Karen refugees who were surveyed want to resettle to a third country, another 27% would prefer to remain in Thailand and 27% would only go back to Burma i... Read more ►

Restoring Hope: Australian Burmese community calls for more refugee support

June 28, 2013  •  Author: Saw Kyaw Kwe (KIC)

The Australia Karen Organization commemorated World Refugee Day by calling for the international community to give more support to Karen people living in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border. Under its banner, ‘Restoring Hope’, the Australia Karen Organizati... Read more ►

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