39 STORIES TAGGED ‘THAI-BURMA BORDER UPDATE’

Thailand Requests Upgrading Three Pagodas Pass to an Official, Permanent Border Crossing

September 4, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Thailand has asked Myanmar to upgrade a high traffic border checkpoint in Karen State that was closed in July due to flooding. They also requested the border be officially upgraded as a permanent trade crossing. The request was lodged on August 30 during the first meeting of... Read more ►

Suicide Attempts Increase at Mae La Refugee Camp

March 8, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The largest refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border experienced a rash of suicide cases last year, mainly among the youth population, according to a doctor and camp resident. In 2016, there were 57 suicide attempts at Mae La refugee camp, 23 of which resulted in death, accordi... Read more ►

Myawaddy-Mae Sot Temporary Border Crossing Permit Extended From One to Seven Days

October 7, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Burma and Thai officials have agreed to extend the permit of stay from one day to seven days for people traveling with their temporary border pass between the neighboring countries. The Myawaddy-Mae Sot border gateway is a major crossing for trade routes between Thailand and... Read more ►

2016 Health Warning – Dengue Fever Still With Us

January 13, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Naw Tender runs a small clinic in a converted room in her house in Htaw Ywae village in Karen State and said 2015 was a hard year for dengue fever. “We have had 15 cases in December alone, it is still a big a problem, altogether we treated 653 cases this year. We had a eig... Read more ►

British Women Deliver Mosquito Nets To Combat Dengue Risk

December 14, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Health professionals on the Thai Burma border have warned that people are still at risk from dengue fever because of the unusually warm weather and late rains that have allowed the aedes mosquito to continue to breed. Ms. Aya Tabata, coordinator of the Stop Dengue, Protect Y... Read more ►

Refugee Camp Suicide Rates Soar

December 3, 2015  •  Author: S’Phan Shaung

Refugee camp officials on the Thai Burma are hugely concerned that suicides among camp residents are climbing. Saw Pha Htaw, social affair coordinator for Mae La refugee camp said that the rise in the suicide rate in Mae La camp this year is now causing a lot of concern. Sp... Read more ►

Warning! Children At Risk – Severe Dengue Can Kill

July 30, 2015  •  Author: Aya TABATA, Karen News

Parents on the Thai Burma border have good reason to be worried that their children will become infected with the dengue virus. Statistics from the Thai Ministry of Health’s Department of Disease Control reveal that they as of July 27, 2015 – 39,597 people had been d... Read more ►

Traders Excited By Start of Construction of New Friendship Bridge Between Mae Sot and Myawaddy

June 10, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A Thai construction company began their works on a second Maesot-Myawaddy Friendship Bridge project on the Thai side of the border in early June. Local residents on the Thai side of the River Moei that separates Burma from Thailand said large earth moving machinery began lev... Read more ►

Thai Ministry of Education Officials Visit Migrant School in Mae Sot

December 3, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

An official delegation team from the Thai Ministry of Education paid a visit to a Mae Sot migrant school located on the Thai border to learn about the situation of migrant education. The six member-delegation-team led by Mr. Keeransat Sithisan from an office under the Minist... Read more ►

Exiled by HIV/AIDS, Patients Speak Out

July 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

An estimated 38 million people are living with HIV globally. Half a million of those are in Thailand and a further 200,000 in Burma. Yet HIV is treated with harsh stigma in the two countries, where people suffer discrimination, are abused – some kill themselves. People... Read more ►

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