NEWS ALERT: Burma Orphans Threatened With Deportation From Thailand

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Burma's military has reportedly orders attacks against Karen villages. Via World Net Daily

By Worthy News Asia Service

Burma's military has reportedly orders attacks against Karen villages. Via World Net Daily
Burma's military has reportedly orders attacks against Karen villages. Via World Net Daily
BANGKOK, THAILAND (Worthy News)-- There was uncertainty Wednesday, December 9, over the fate of dozens of Burmese children in Thailand, after Thai police stormed a Christian orphanage where they were staying, Christian workers said.

"We just learned that the Burma orphans are again in a percarious position. On November 27 Thailand’s border police stormed the 'Shekinah' or 'Glory to God' orphanage in Mae Hong Son Province near the Burma border," said advocacy group International Christian Concern (ICC) in a 'prayer alert' message obtained by Worthy News and its partner agency BosNewsLife.

[The police] "put the names of all the residents on a register and asked them to prepare for deportation," ICC added.

After fleeing Burma, also known as Myanmar,  in June,  the children were temporarily moved to an orphanage closeby. However due to the spread of Malaria in that orphanage and the subsequent death of one girl, they were quickly shifted to another location, the group said.

CHILDREN MISSING

"It has been just a week since the 76 children, between the ages of six and sixteen, were moved to the new location," some 160 kilometers (100 miles) from the orphanage on the Burma-Thailand border.

ICC said it had urged its supporters to, "Please pray that the Thai officials would have mercy on these children and allow them to stay. The best situation would be for the orphans to be granted permanant immigrant status."

Thousands of Burmese people, many of them Christians, have fled to Thailand as the Burmese army has launched an offensive against especially Karens, a predominantly Christian ethnic group fighting for more autonomy and religious rights. (With editing by Worthy News' Stefan J. Bos)

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3 thoughts on “NEWS ALERT: Burma Orphans Threatened With Deportation From Thailand

  1. Praying!

    "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
    To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen." Jude 1:24-25

    • Praying!

      "The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will." Proverbs 21:1

      Save Now!

  2. We are praying for our Karen brothers and sisters and stand with them in all thier hardships,we support them with the presence of our Deliverer,the Lord Jesus Christ.

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