Thanks to Dr. Thiha Maung from the Karen Return and Reestablishment Committee (KRRC) who presented to Burnaby Rotary his organizations’ work to return, house, and employ Karen refugees displaced from Myanmar to Thailand.

Dr. Maung, a graduate of Burnaby’s Simon Fraser University, summarized his and the KRRC organization’s history in housing and development as well as a proposal to produce eco-friendly areca leaf plate factories to employ returning Karen population. We were happy to see these efforts to sustainably support vulnerable refugee populations, especially during COVID.