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On 7th April 2015, a fire broke out at the Karenni refugee camp in Ban Mai Nai Soi displacing more than 700 refugees and destroying 140 of their makeshift shelters. The Karenni refugee camp is a home for more than 18,300 refugees...


WEAVE is acting slowly on a small scale, but having a far greater impact than other organizations hoping to change the world in the blink of an eye....

Fire at Mae La Refugee Camp

A fire broke out in Zone B Section 4 and 5 at Mae La Refugee Camp on the Thai Burma Border in Thailand’s Tak Province. It was estimated that more than 30 shelters were destroyed.


In January 2014, the Thailand-based Women's League of Burma (WLB) launched the report "Same Impunity, Same Pattern: Sexual abuses by the Burma army will not stop until there is a genuine civilian government"...


A fire has destroyed an estimated 102 buildings in Mae La Refugee Camp, 57km north of the Thai town of Mae Sot.

Noppawan Tangudomsuk is detained by criminal court officers at the criminal court in Bangkok | Photo: Reuters

A Thai court has sentenced a woman to five years in jail for breaching the kingdom's strict royal defamation laws in the the second such conviction in days.

Nopawan Tangudomsuk was found guilty of insulting royals and breaking computer crime laws with comments posted on a popular website in 2008.

A Day to remember

On Friday, 22nd March 2013, fire swept through a Karenni refugee camp in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, wiping out houses, leaving almost 2,000 camp residents homeless, injuring around 200 people and killing around 30 inhabitants.

Over three days in September a series of memorial events are being held..


A little over two weeks after my visit.. a devastating fire swept through the camp, killing 37 people, destroying more than 400 houses and leaving 2,300 people homeless.

I found out that two young men who were so enthusiastically practising their dance moves the March afternoon I visited died in the fire....

Refugees weaving in camp

Filmed two weeks before a devastating fire swept through a Karenni refugee camp in Thailand, Reuters reporter, Thin Lei Win documented the work of two refugee women.


'People were shouting to Tar Soe Soe and telling him to stop, that the fire is already too big, but he was very determined to go back and save more children...'


WEAVE together with other NGO's in Mae Hong Son, local Karenni refugee leadership and UNCHR had the emergency coordination meeting


This small bamboo nursery school with its colourful, hand-drawn teaching materials is for three to five-year-olds. The children’s parents built it....

Profits from livelihood projects set up with the help of WEAVE help to fund the project.