News and Updates
Protection and security concerns
TBC and eleven civil society agencies have documented protection and security concerns in South East Burma/Myanmar. English and Burmese language versions of the report and press release together with an accompanying video of interviews with community leaders are now available.
TBC a finalist for the Ockenden International Prize
TBC has been chosen as a finalist for the 2015 Ockenden International Prize, which rewards efforts to promote self-reliance amongst refugee and internally displaced communities.
Karen Peace Support Network Report
KPSN released a critique of plans for industrial development in areas of potential refugee return on September 9. The full report is available for download here in English and Burmese.
What Refugees Say
During March and April, TBC conducted focus group discussions with refugees who had temporarily returned to South East Burma. A snapshot of their perspectives about conditions on the ground is now available for download in English, Burmese and Karen.
Flash Flood in Ban Mai Nai Soi Camp
Heavy rains followed by flash flooding in the early hours of Wednesday 27 August caused significant damage to many sections of Ban Mai Nai Soi camp in Mae Hong Son Province. Homes, NGO and CBO buildings, schools, TBC warehouses, roads and bridges were all affected by the flash flood.