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.
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The Burmese army is sending more troops to Karen state mere weeks after initial ceasefire agreement, says KNU
Karen refugees told by Thai army not to speak to foreign media, as pressure grows on Bangkok to halt their repatriation back to Burma
Feb 5, 2010 (DVB), A meeting is underway along the Thai-Burma border after Thailand yesterday suspended the forced return of some 3,000 Karen refugees back to Burma. Aid groups had[…]
Feb 3, 2010 (DVB), Around 3000 refugees who fled conflict in Burma last year have been told by Thai authorities that they must return to Karen state, despite dire warnings[…]
June 25, 2009 (DVB), Two Karen refugees in Thailand who fled ongoing fighting in eastern Burma have been shot dead in what appears to be a cross-border attack by Burmese[…]
June 22, 2009 (DVB), Karen refugees in Thailand are reportedly being told by Thai authorities to return to their homes in Burma, despite concerns that many villages near the border[…]