Drop in Visits to Border Clinic Following Rumors of Crackdown on Burmese Migrants by Authorities on Both Sides of the Border

June 26, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai Burma that provides free healthcare to migrant workers and people from Burma, claims it seen a fall in the number of patients because of a lack in freedom of travel since the Thai military coup of May 22. The head of the in-patients registrati... Read more ►

Thailand’s Military Coup A Headache For Migrant Workers

June 3, 2014  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

Migrant workers from Burma are finding that life has just become much more complicated following Thailand’s military coup on May 22, with the military closing border crossings and a nationwide curfew disrupting their travel. Saw Ye Tun Zaw, a migrant worker in Bangkok, sai... Read more ►

Drug-Resistant Malaria in Eastern Burma has Expert Warning of Potential Health Crisis

April 25, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Today marked World Malaria Day, and while the global community celebrated significant declines in moratlity rates from malaria since 2000, a new drug-resistant form of the parasite has one leading expert warning of a potential health disaster. In the last ten years, the fig... Read more ►

Mae Sot: Border Pollution ‘Worst Yet’

March 13, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Thick haze has blanketed the Thai-Burma border district of Mae Sot with local residents claiming it is the worst in living memory. Thick smoke made highways dangerous, caused airline flights in and out of Mae Sot to be cancelled forcing visitors into taking lengthy bus trip... 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 ►

Thai-Burma border open for business…and tourism

August 29, 2013  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung (KIC)

Burma’s government in a move to speed up trade and tourism between Thailand, announced yesterday, August 28, that it would allow foreigners holding its visa’s to travel into the country by any of the four entry points. The four border gates are between Myawaddy-Mae Sot, ... Read more ►

Kawkareik to Myawaddy trade routes blocked by landslides

August 4, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

The Kawkareik to Myawaddy road, a major trading route between Burma and Thailand, is still blocked by landslides caused by the recent heavy rains. The road crosses the Dawna Ranges has been blocked since July 28 and has yet to be cleared of the debris from the flooding and l... Read more ►

Myawaddy floods: witnesses claim death toll could be as high as 32

August 4, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Myawaddy Town residents claim that at least 32 people died in floods last week when four days of heavy rains caused the Moei River to breech its banks. The floodwaters swamped the Thai border town of Mae Sot and the Burma border town of Myawaddy. Government official figures ... Read more ►

Moei River floods Myawaddy Town – 25,000 evacuated in Karen State

July 31, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

The Moei River breeched its banks and flooded the Burma border town of Myawaddy and as many as 5,000 residents homes were affected by the floodwaters. It is estimated that as many as 25,000 people in Karen State have been made homeless by the floods. Sources from a community... Read more ►

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