WLB Urges the Thai Government to Ensure the Protection of Civilians Fleeing Conflict
(Thai-Burma Border, Thailand – 1 February 2011) A mother and two young boys seeking refuge in Thailand have been seriously injured by shrapnel from mortars that landed across the Thai-Burma border on Sunday 30 January. The three injured are refugees from Karen State, Burma; they had been hiding in the jungle in Thailand, near to the border, to avoid having to return to their villages inside the conflict zone.
They are yet to receive proper medical treatment.
The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) calls on the Royal Thai Government (RTG) to permit the refugees that have fled to Thailand to stay until the fighting in Karen State ends, and to allow more stable services to be established.