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Burma Government Continues Using Fighter Jets Against Kaichin

May 24, 2015  • 

Frontline humanitarian organization, the Free Burma Ranger report that the Burma Airforce continues to bombard Kachin Independent Army positions using jet fighters. The Free Burma Rangers said in a statement released this week that the Burma military has focused its attacks around Nam Lim Pa village. “On the 18th and 19th of May alone clashes continued for many hours and on the 20th Burma Airforce jets attacked KIA positions on multiple occasio... Read more ►

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Mae La Camp Residents Want Water Shortages to End

May 20, 2015  • 

Residents of Mae La Refugee Camp suffering from water shortages were relieved when heavy rain drenched the region this week. This year’s dry season has caused Mae La refugees’ additional hardship as their water sources dried out and camp residents faced severe water shortages during April and May. Camp officials told Karen News that this year w... Read more ►

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Villagers Protest Hydropower Dam – “This Is Our Land – We Want It Back…”

May 19, 2015  • 

Karen villagers whose lands were taken by companies to build a hydropower dam are angry and now want their lands returned. The villagers from the Palet Wa region in Thandaung Township lost their homes and land to a hydro-power dam in Htantabin Township are protesting and demanding their lands are returned from the companies. More than a 100 village... Read more ►

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Navy Rescues 200 Rohingya Refugees

May 17, 2015  • 

Media reports estimate that the Indonesian navy and fishing boats rescued as many as 1,000 asylum seekers off its coast near Aceh, on Friday 15th May. An Indonesian military spokesperson, Major General Fuad Basya, said in a interview with the ABC, Australian’s national broadcaster, that the 200 asylum seekers rescued by the Indonesian’s navy we... Read more ►

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UNHCR: Save Lives, Keep Borders Open to Refugees

May 16, 2015  • 

The United Nations High Commission on Refugees released a media statement on Thursday 13 May, voicing its concerns about the alleged treatment of Rohinhyan refugees by both the Malaysian and Indonesian governments this week. The UNHCR said it was “extremely alarmed at reports suggesting that Indonesia and Malaysia may have pushed back boats carry... Read more ►

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End Military Impunity For Violence Against Women

November 26, 2014  • 

This week, which marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the women of Burma reiterated their call for an international investigation to look into the continuing use of rape and sexual violence against women in Burma, and address the issue of military impunity. The situation since the so-called reform process beg... Read more ►

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Karen Army General Explains Rational Behind Reformation Of Ethnic Alliance And Recent Conflict Wit...

October 21, 2014  • 

Karen News spoke exclusively with General General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Karen National Liberation Army’s Vice-Chief of Staff, explains about what the alliance between four Karen armed groups and what lies behind the recent outbreak of fighting. For the sake of clarity, Karen News has provided General Baw Kyaw Heh’s answers in full. 
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Burma Army Kills Farmer, Attacks Village, Civilians Flee

May 16, 2015  • 

The Free Burma Rangers, have released a report and shocking photographic evidence of a killing of a farmer that the frontline humanitarian organization, alleges the Burma Army committed on Saturday May 9. The FBR confirm that the killing of a “civilian farmer, Min Htet from Mung Hkawng IDP Camp, on Saturday May 9 by Burma Army... Read more ►

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HRW: Rohingya Asylum Seekers Cast Adrift by Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia

May 16, 2015  • 

Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia’s policy of pushing boats of asylum seekers from Burma is‘cold-hearted,’ Human Rights Watch said in a statement released to the media. The International Organization for Migration estimates that as many as 8,000 Rohingya asylum seekers and Bangladeshi migrants are in desperate need of aid a... Read more ►

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Rohingya UK Group – Urges ASEAN to Rescue and Tackle Causes of Refugee Crisis

May 14, 2015  • 

The Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK released a media statement on Wednesday 13 May, requestin,g “ASEAN member states to launch an urgent rescue operation for thousands of Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis stranded in boats off the coasts of Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.” The Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK called on ... Read more ►

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Fortify Rights: Warns Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia That “Closing Borders and Pushbacks Hav...

May 14, 2015  • 

Fortify Rights, a human rights organization that has been documenting the persecution of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya said in a media statement released on Wednesday 13 May that, “Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia should immediately coordinate search and rescue operations for Rohingya asylum seekers and possible survivors of tr... Read more ►