Before the junta roundly failed in its latest attempt to entice Burma’s children back to school last week, Karenni State had already decided to take matters into its own hands by opening 200 self-funded federal schools. The schools, which cater predominantly to learners in IDP camps, are operating largely on internal funding and donations from …
Karen CSOs highlight human rights issues and other matters relating to the repatriation of refugees in meeting with Yanghee Lee.
Karenni Refugee Camp (1) hosts some 2,500 houses, most of which are constructed from wood and bamboo.
The concerns of ethnic Karen refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) were raised on Tuesday, World Refugee Day, over the lack of a clear plan for the return and reintegration of those going back to their homelands.
After decades on the run from armed conflict in their ancestral lands, Burmese nationals with Karen heritage are finally getting a taste of peace as they settle into newly built houses in the country’s southeast.
The 90 refugees from the Nu Po refugee camp in Thailand’s Tak Province are the first to return to Karen State under a programme sponsored by the Burmese government.