25Mar14 Update: Mae La fire, March 24 A fire broke out in Mae La camp on the evening of March 24. The fire was quickly contained and there were no reported casualties. A total of 18 houses were destroyed in the fire and a further 31 dismantled to create a fire break to prevent the flames from spreading. 302 people are affected. Readmore
04Feb14 Umpiem Mai Fire On Monday 3 February there was a fire in Umpiem Mai refugee camp in Tak Province. The fire started in Section 5, and it was brought under control quite quickly. Read more
03Feb14 Press Release: Updated population figures for refugee camps in Thailand
Updated 2013 population figures for the refugee camps on the Thailand-Myanmar border show that the net population decreased 9,044 or 7.1% in 2013. The total population living in the nine camps was 119,156 at the end of December 2013, compared to 128,200 at the end of 2012. Read more in English and Burmese.
21Jan14 TBC's January Newsletter
The January edition of TBC's Newsletter for the camp community is available for download in English, Karen, and Burmese. Specific versions feature the local TBC field office contact details - please go to Contact Us for more details.
15Jan14 Resources: TBC's 2013 IDP report in Burmese The Burmese language version of TBC 2013 Poverty, Displacement and Local Governance in South East Burma/ Myanmar can be downloaded here (PDF: 10Mb).
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