Talks held with UN to help fleeing Karen

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has held talks with authorities in Mae Hong Son to find ways to help more than 2,000 Karen refugees who crossed the Salaween River into Thailand to flee fighting between the KNU (Karen National Union) and Myanmar military.

Mae Hong Son governor, Sitthichai Jindaluang, said he met Katsunori Koike, the UNHCR’s protection officer on Thursday along with other senior provincial officials to discuss ways to assist the refugees.

“The UNHCR representative was deeply concerned about the refugees and we told him that we have already provided them with temporary shelters, public health assistance, food, medicine and other necessities,” he said.

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