A Burmese minister expressed concerns on Thursday about “very poor conditions” in Rohingya refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, and said repatriation of the Muslim minority should start as soon as possible due to the coming monsoon season.
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The World Food Program (WFP) says it has averted major and immediate cuts to refugee rations across Burma. Speaking to DVB on Thursday, the UN-affiliated organisation said that enough supplies[…]
Thousands of refugees line up to be counted in the Mae La camp near the border town Mae Sot, as Thai authorities begin the first census of its kind.
Film star and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie visited a Karenni woman and her family at a refugee camp near the Thai-Burmese border on Friday, to mark World Refugee Day.
50 homes have been destroyed in a fire at the Mae La refugee camp on the Thai-Burmese border on Monday night. No one was injured but 300 people are now homeless.
Thirty six people have been killed and around 100 injured as a fire swept though the Mae Surin camp on the Thai-Burmese border.
Huts destroyed in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh as days of heavy rain worsen an already precarious situation for refugees
Thailand-based aid group suffering $2.5m shortfall in funding and forced to cut supplies of yellow bean to refugee camps along the Burma border
Nov 25, 2009 (DVB), Rising rice prices and the threat of an influx of Burmese refugees into Thailand over the coming year could place a heavy strain on refugee camps[…]
Aug 14, 2009 (DVB), Four Burmese children living in a refugee camp close to the Thai-Burma border have been infected with the AH1N1 virus, according to a medical aid group[…]
July 29, 2009 (DVB), An outbreak of dengue fever has hit a camp in Thailand that holds some 37,000 refugees from Burma, with ten people so far known to have[…]
July 27, 2009 (DVB), Instances of forced labour, forced army recruitment and extortion are still being reported at the refugee camp in Burma's eastern Karen state that was overrun by[…]
Rosalie SmithMar 17, 2009 (DVB), Although being in Nu Pho camp feels like being in any little village peppered with bamboo huts, no one I spoke to there seemed to[…]