News and Updates
KNU Issues New Land Policy
The Karen National Union (KNU) launched its revised Land Policy in Yangon during May 2016. The policy recognises and protects the rights to customary tenure for indigenous communities and land restitution for displaced communities.
Community-Driven Conservation in Dawei
Civil society organisation and TBC partner TRIP-NET launched a report on 24 March in Yangon documenting lessons learnt from natural resource management in contested areas.
Chronic malnutrition rates decrease
The 2015 Nutrition Survey carried out by TBC and health agencies revealed significant progress in reducing stunting by 5.7% and maintaining a low level of wasting at 2.0% in the refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma/Myanmar border since 2013.
End of Funding Will Force Ei Tu Hta Karen Displaced Peoples’ Camp To Close
Funding for thousands of displaced Karen people living at Ei Tu Hta IDP camp face a daunting future as funding will stop in September 2017.
Refugees watch election with interest, trepidation
The Myanmar Times has published a front page article exploring refugee perspectives about the elections. While an error about rice rations in the 1990s is unfortunate, the inclusion of refugees in reporting by the mass media about national political affairs is a welcome development.