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Karens Flee Fighting in Burma, But Live in Limbo in Thailand

The European Commission visited Burmese refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border this week to evaluate a shift in priorities from basic relief services to longer-term sustainable assistance. But as aid workers on the border scramble to cope with the newest wave of ethnic Karen refugees fleeing war at home, questions

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MYANMAR – THAILAND Thousands of Karen refugees in Thailand risk hunger

Yangon – Thousands of ethnic Karen refugees, who fled Myanmar, could die of hunger in Thailand. Most have been living in makeshift tents in Tak province since January after intensified fighting between Karen rebels and Myanmar’s military forced them to leave their homes for the border area and then across

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Woman and Children Injured by Mortar Shelling on Thai-Burma Border

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

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UN refugee agency calls on Thailand not to forcibly return Myanmar nationals

28 December 2010 – The United Nations refugee agency today urged Thailand not to forcibly return a group of some 166 Myanmar nationals who fled their country amid renewed fighting and are currently seeking temporary protection from the Royal Government. On 25 December, the Thai authorities asked the group from Myanmar

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