The European Union has authorized nearly 12-million dollars for five aid projects to help Burmese ethnic groups and refugees living along the Thai border.
An EU statement Thursday noted that part of the money will be used to provide food and security at two ethnic Karen refugee camps in Thailand's Mae Hong Son province, as well as building materials for all Karen camps inside the border.
Other funds will be used for education, health and other projects for displaced people from Burma.
The EU statement said the funds are being provided because of humanitarian concerns. The European Union is one of the harshest critics of Burma's military government.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.