Close to the Burmese-Thai border, young Karenni refugees study desperately to gain acceptance into universities worldwide. But with talks of repatriation echoing through the camps, it’s unsure how long they are to stay there.
While most Australians were happily tucking into bacon and eggs on Saturday morning, Jade Horrobin was finishing off the last of her week’s refugee rations.
Tony Abbott emphatically rejects suggestions that boat people could be resettled in Australia. Meanwhile, Canberra revises its aid package to Burma.
A devastating fire in a refugee camp in northern Thailand’s Mae Hong Son has left over 600 homeless and in need of immediate assistance.
No one is asking why the most significant and extraordinary information to have come out of the country for decades, identifying 20 percent of Burma’s expected population is “Missing,” is disregarded.
The Border Consortium says that the increase in military presence in the region is being increasingly driven by resource extraction and commercial development.