39 STORIES TAGGED ‘REPATRIATION’

Despite complaints – Mae Fah Luang Foundation to continue refugees profiling

June 14, 2013  •  Author: S’ Phan Shaung (KIC)

Following complaints about a refugee profiling survey been carried out by the Mae Fah Luang Foundation (MFLF) in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Mae La refugee camp, officials met to discus the issues of complaint and agree... Read more ►

Still not safe to send back refugees

May 26, 2013  •  Author: Saw Lah Khin Moo

Following three days of discussion representatives from organizations working on refugee issues along the Thai-Burma border, refugee representatives, civil society groups, political leaders agreed that the current situation in Burma is not safe for refugees to return. Over 4... Read more ►

Refugees wary of Govt repatriation ‘pilot’

May 2, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

For the first time since 1974 the Burma government has met with the Karen Refugee Committee in Hpa-an Town. The government put forward its plan to KRC that they wanted to ‘trial a pilot project’ to take back about 50 refugees households who are now living in camps on the... Read more ►

Karen Refugees Committee’s 10 points to repatriation

March 26, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Refugees Committee has issued a statement outlining its position on the repatriation of Karen refugees on the Thai-Burma border. The KRC said that the recent political reforms in Burma that took place in 2010 “signals a ray of hope for many refugees to be abl... Read more ►

Border Security Affairs Minister talk economic zones, repatriation and rule of law with armed groups

February 4, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Government ministers, police officers, the government’s military and representatives of all of the state’s armed groups met and discussed the setting up of economic zones in Myawaddy, refugees repatriation and the country’s legislation system. Colonel Aung Lwin, the Ka... Read more ►

Thai Interior Minister cools refugee repatriation talk

January 19, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Senior Thai officials, including the Minister of Interior, visited Mae La refugee camp in Tha Song Yang district of Tak Province to assess the situation of refugees on Thursday, January 13. Thailand’s Interior Minister, Jarupong Ruangsuwan, together with the Tak Governor ... Read more ►

UNHCR under fire from community groups on refugee repatriation process

December 18, 2012  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Burma Partnership (BP), a community based advocate organisation called on the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugee to consult and to involve refugees in the process of repatriation. Burma Partnership released a video that shows the lack of consultation and involv... Read more ►

Karen community groups critical to refugee repatriation

September 14, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Karen Community Based Organizations issued a position paper on the repatriation of refugees along the Thai-Burma border back to Burma saying it is critical that they are included in the process. The KCBO in a statement paper said that all pre-conditions should be met and pro... Read more ►

Shan refugees face repatriation to conflict zones inside Burma

September 4, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A coalition of Shan community groups have voiced concern about the repatriation of over 500 refugees from a camp on the northern Thai border into an area of conflict. On August 27th, the Norwegian Refugee Council, part of the Norwegian-led “Myanmar Peace Support Initiative... Read more ►

China forces Kachin refugees back to Burma

August 26, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Human Rights Watch warns that thousands of ethnic Kachin fleeing war in Burma are at risk of abuses, food shortages and conflict China should stop the forced return of thousands of ethnic Kachin refugees to northern Burma, where they are at risk from “armed hostilities, Bu... Read more ►

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