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Karen Refugee Committee (KRC) Report, December 2012 (English, Karen, Burmese, Thai)

Karen Refugee Committee (KRC) Report, December 2012 (English, Karen, Burmese, Thai)

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Karen Refugee Committee Newsletter & Monthly Report, December 2012 (English, Karen, Burmese, Thai)
Karen Refugee Committee Newsletter & Monthly Report, December 2012 (English, Karen, Burmese, Thai)

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The Karen Refugee Committee,
 Newsletter and Activity reportDecember-2012
December is the month full of expectations, happiness and joy. It is the festive season and formany of us it unites the family members who are being separated. As the dark cloud in the sky slowlyturns into a bright and clear sky, it manifests to us that there is hope for us in the future. It is the lastmonth of the year which awaits us for the new year to come. For many countries, it is a leisure time andholidays for the workers, and students. And for the refugees, it is time where family members couldhave fun, organize activities and fun program, visitation to relatives and time of thanksgiving for beingblessed throughout the year. The spending of this kind of good time seems to pass faster than thedifficult time.Moreover, this is the month where the Majesty the King of Thailand celebrates his (85) yearsbirthday. We the refugees, along with the rest of Thai people are happy to see His Majesty the King andthe whole family with good health and strength. We also wish the Majesty the King with happiness andlong live!For many refugees, the desire to go home is ultimately reaching it highest point with thepromising changes in Burma, but the present ground reality is that, there is no concrete implementationof the progress taking place and the fear still remains in the mind of the people. Therefore, though wewant to go home, we still have to wait patiently till the future is as bright as the sky. To our benefactorswho have been feeding us for many years, will need to continue to support us till we could go home, if not we will be facing our own fate in the end.We would like to thank all the individuals and organizations who have been good and helpingus, as you await to enter into a new year, may there be peace, happiness, and success to you all!
“Your comments and suggestions are kindly welcomed!”
Monthly Activities ReportDecember
KRC, TBBC, and Nu Poe Camp committee met to settle down the dispute related NuPoe camp affair at Umphiem camp.
AUSAID met with KRCEE and KR
C at KRC’s Mae S
ot office discussed about theKaren education program in the future.
JPF’s funder met with KRC at KRC’s Mae
ot office asked about the KRC’s attitude
towards the repatriation program and other issues as well.
KRC’s committee met and laid out the yearly work plan for 2013.
NGO Supporters
Thai-Burma Border Consortium. Supports with food and shelter material. TBBC also supports withwarm clothing for refugees. TBBC coordinates with the Camp Management Program to help with administrationand management capacity in all seven camps. TBBC provides KRC with administrative and organizationalsupport and helps with staff remuneration.
Adventist Develop and Relief Agency. Starting January 2011, ADRA assumed responsibility forvocational training formerly implemented by ZOA in all seven camps.
Promotes w
omen and children’s education and self 
-reliance, focusing on household issues to helpwomen achieve more power, rights, and opportunities in refugee communities.
Premiere Urgence - Aide Medical International. Supports medical and health facilities.
American Refugee Committee. Supports medical and health facilities.
Malteser International, formerly MHD
Supports medical and health facilities.
Supports school supplies, construction, teacher subsidy, textbooks, teacher training, managementcapacity building in 7 refugee camps and livelihood project.
World Education
Support for the Institute of Higher Education.
Supports educational facilities and nurseries.
Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees. Food and educational support.
Involved with care and support for extremely vulnerable individuals.
Handicap International. Supports handicapped refugees with prostheses and rehabilitation. It alsoorganizes annual sporting events for the handicapped.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Supports registration process, protection, andultimate safe repatriation. It is currently helping with resettlement issues.
Shoklo Malaria Research Unit. Supports malaria control, prevention, and treatment.
Supports libraries in the camps.
Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand. Supports family planning and preventive/education inrefugee camps.
Supports Burmese refugees in the camp to address sanitation issues.
 –Supports children’s physical activities and sports.
P.O. Box 5Mae Sot, Tak 63110Thailand
Tel: (
Intl: +66 55 532 947
Fax: (
Intl: +66 55 546 869

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