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Karen Community Based Organizations’ Position on Refugees’ Return to Burma

By Karen Community Based Organizations  •  September 11, 2012

This is a preliminary working paper prepared by the Karen Community Based Organizations (KCBOs) concerned with refugees’ repatriation and return to Burma.

This position paper does not look into the case of people who choose not to return or those who are unable to for any reason. We will address their concerns and issues in the future as we continue to develop our positions and concerns and reach out to more people in our community.

It is our position that every refugee should have a free choice regarding whether or not to return. We KCBOs believe that the outlined preconditions must be met before the return of refugees takes place. These conditions are not yet in place; therefore refugees must not be returned or repatriated at this time.

Download the position paper here.

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