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 ►

Refugees Protest Over ‘Unfair’ UNHCR Program

January 26, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Refugees on the Thai Burma border are furious over what they perceive as ‘bias’ in the United Nations High Commission for Refugees resettlement program. Refugees from Nu Poe Camp, based in Thailand’s Tak’s province, on the Thai-Burma border, marched in protest, claim... Read more ►

Nickel City Smiler – film review

July 31, 2013  •  Author: Victoria Jack and Saw Blacktown

Thousands of Karen refugees on the Thai Burma border have been resettled in the United States. Nickel City Smiler follows the ups and downs of Smiler Greely, a refugee, as he battles to carve out a new life for his family in Buffalo, New York State. Victoria Jack and Saw Bla... 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 ►

Japan offers Mae Ra Mo and Mae La Oon refugees resettlement opportunity

April 25, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar (KIC)

Refugees from the Mae Ra Mo and Mae La Oon refugee camps, in Mae Hong Son District, on the Thai-Burma border, who are registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have been given permission to apply for resettlement in Japan. The UNHCR issued an ... Read more ►

U.S. Answer Refugee Resettlement Questions

February 21, 2013  •  Author:

Rumors continue to circulate among refugees about the closing of the U.S. resettlement program. In an effort to get its message to refugees about the issue, the International Rescue Committee’s Resettlement Support Center has issued document with 20 key questions and answe... Read more ►

US stops resettlement program in June

January 28, 2013  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

The US has announced its resettlement program for refugees from Burma is to stop in June this year. The US Ambassador to Thailand, David Robinson visited Mae Lae refugee camp on Friday and told refugees that his country’s resettlement program for refugees from Burma will s... Read more ►

UNHCR starts screening of refugees entitled to family reunion

August 26, 2012  •  Author: Poe Kwa Lay (KIC)

Refugees at Mae La Refugee camp on the Thai Burma border with relatives resettled I third countries are about to be screened by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Thailand to see if they are eligible to be resettled. It is estimated that there are as many a... Read more ►

Peace — Government’s all mouth no action

September 14, 2011  •  Author: Saw Ehna

The Karen National Union said it had grave doubts that the Burma government’s recent declaration to European officials that it was wanted peace with ethnic groups was a blatant attempt to please the international community. Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner ... Read more ►

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