Newsletter, September 2017

Newsletter, September 2017

Dear friends of Shan refugees: Politics and racism have created great injustices in Burma (Myanmar) this year. Persecution of the Shan, Kachin, and Karen ethnic groups by the Burmese military has increased. And military actions against the Rohingya (Muslim) ethnic...
Newsletter, February 2017

Newsletter, February 2017

Dear Friends of Shan Refugees: There was a shocking incident in Burma after I wrote to you last week: Prominent Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, was killed by a hit man at the Rangoon Airport. Ko Ni was an advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party, the National League for...
Newsletter, January 2017

Newsletter, January 2017

Dear Friend of Shan Refugees, What an exciting year 2016 was! Six of my former Shan students, all of whom fifteen years ago voiced the wish to “work for their country,” attended the Panglong Peace Conference in Burma (Myanmar) in September. Their photos sent a little...
Newsletter, February 2016

Newsletter, February 2016

Dear Friend of Shan Refugees: If the above photo looks familiar, it is because this is the same group of Shan students—one year later—that appeared in our last newsletter! Each year we give scholarships to children in this agricultural workers’ camp near Chiang Mai,...
Newsletter – September, 2015

Newsletter – September, 2015

Dear Friend, Soon I will be in Thailand again, reviewing our projects for Shan refugees and migrants from Burma. In the following statement a former Shan student, who was in my English class and is now at university, encapsulated the situation of Shan migrants in...