In June 2009 the military dictatorship launched a new military offensive which forced more than 4,000 people to flee into Thailand. The Phan Foundation provided emergency assistance to the refugees.
Cultural Event In The UK
More than 40,000 Karen people are now living outside Burma and Thailand, waiting until it is safe to return home. The Phan Foundation is working with refugee communities to help keep Karen culture alive. With support from the Phan Foundation, the Karen Community Association UK held a succesful cultural event in london in September 2009.
The Phan Foundation has funded emergency food aid to people hiding in the jungle after military offensives by the Burmese Army forced them to flee their homes.
Details on nominating people for the 2010 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award
The 2009 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award was given to Saw Nyunt Win, a community health worker in Mutraw District, Karen State.