Burma Army Bans Statue of Karen Hero, Saw Ba U Gyi, From Karen New Year Celebrations
Burma Army Bans Statue of Karen Hero, Saw Ba U Gyi, From Karen New Year Celebrations
Burma Army Bans Statue of Karen Hero, Saw Ba U Gyi, From Karen New Year Celebrations
Burma Army Bans Statue of Karen Hero, Saw Ba U Gyi, From Karen New Year Celebrations

Burma Army Bans Statue of Karen Hero, Saw Ba U Gyi, From Karen New Year Celebrations

Labor Right Groups Urge Migrant Workers to Get Legal Papers as Thai Government Extends Grace Period
Labor Right Groups Urge Migrant Workers to Get Legal Papers as Thai Government Extends Grace Period
Labor Right Groups Urge Migrant Workers to Get Legal Papers as Thai Government Extends Grace Period
Labor Right Groups Urge Migrant Workers to Get Legal Papers as Thai Government Extends Grace Period

Labor Right Groups Urge Migrant Workers to Get Legal Papers as Thai Government Extends Grace Period

Karen Sepak Takraw Team from New Zealand to Compete in Thailand
Karen Sepak Takraw Team from New Zealand to Compete in Thailand
Karen Sepak Takraw Team from New Zealand to Compete in Thailand
Karen Sepak Takraw Team from New Zealand to Compete in Thailand

Karen Sepak Takraw Team from New Zealand to Compete in Thailand

In Thai Border Camps, Funding Cuts Leave Refugees in Limbo
In Thai Border Camps, Funding Cuts Leave Refugees in Limbo
In Thai Border Camps, Funding Cuts Leave Refugees in Limbo
In Thai Border Camps, Funding Cuts Leave Refugees in Limbo

In Thai Border Camps, Funding Cuts Leave Refugees in Limbo

Karen Youth Group Claims They were Shot at while Inspecting Rock Quarries
Karen Youth Group Claims They were Shot at while Inspecting Rock Quarries
Karen Youth Group Claims They were Shot at while Inspecting Rock Quarries
Karen Youth Group Claims They were Shot at while Inspecting Rock Quarries

Karen Youth Group Claims They were Shot at while Inspecting Rock Quarries

LATEST STORIES

Burma Army Bans Statue of Karen Hero, Saw Ba U Gyi, From Karen New Year Celebrations

November 23, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Local Karen communities’ plans to raise a statue of their hero and martyr, Saw Ba U Gyi, was objected to by Burma Army commanders in the Three Pagoda Pass town of Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District. Committee members in charge of the Karen New Year celebration in Win ... Read more ►

Labor Right Groups Urge Migrant Workers to Get Legal Papers as Thai Government Extends Grace Period

November 23, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Migrant workers in Thailand are advised to get their status legalized while there is still time to do so. Burma labor activists urged migrant workers to get the necessary legal documents during the three-month period of suspension of the Thai law on illegal migrant workers. ... Read more ►

Karen Sepak Takraw Team from New Zealand to Compete in Thailand

November 23, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

They only just received official recognition earlier this month, but in a matter of weeks, a Karen sepak takraw team will be playing their first international match, in Thailand. At the 32nd King’s Cup Sepak Takraw Championship in Thailand the New Zealand men’s national ... Read more ►

In Thai Border Camps, Funding Cuts Leave Refugees in Limbo

November 21, 2017  •  Author: *Kaelyn Lynch

Refugees from Burma are finding it difficult to stay, difficult to go home. In Thailand, funding cuts to refugee camps have left over 100,000 displaced people from Burma to choose between trying to survive in deteriorating conditions and returning to a country not ready to ... Read more ►

Karen Youth Group Claims They were Shot at while Inspecting Rock Quarries

November 21, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Karen leaders say they were threatened by gunmen when they visited rock quarries on the foothill of Lun Nya Mountain in Hpa-an Township, last week. Lun Nya Village Youth Group’s chair Saw Khite Khite told Karen News that 13 people from the village including him and a monas... Read more ►

Land Disputes Made up 90% of Complaint Letters Sent to Karen State Parliament

November 16, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Complaint letters received by Karen State parliament related to land issues dominated all other concerns over the 10-month period from January to October 2017. A government official responsible for receiving the complaint letters said that 54 complaint letters were received ... Read more ►

LATEST OPINION STORIES

Bogalay Massacres Should be Investigated and Commemorated

October 29, 2017  •  Author: Mark Farmner

This month another forgotten anniversary is passing by without official acknowledgement. The 8th of August 1988 is remembered for the nationwide protests and crackdown which followed. Troops opened fire on civilians, estimates put the number of people killed at more than thr... Read more ►

INTERVIEW: Karen Community Leader in Sweden Urges Refugees to Invest Hope in the Next Generation

August 17, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Many Karen refugees from camps along the Thai-Burma border have been resettled in Sweden since 2005 under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s resettlement program. Karen News spoke* with Naw Thida Naing, chair of the Karen Swedish Community, at the ... Read more ►

MORE STORIES

Mae Tao Clinic Facing Funding Shortages as Border Aid Dries Up

November 15, 2017  •  Author: Kaelyn Lynch

Dr. Cynthia’s Mae Tao Clinic is struggling to keep helping patients as donors to the Thai-Burma border stop funding. Mae Tao Clinic is appealing for help as funding cuts from donors are impacting their operations. The Clinic provides free healthcare to the displaced and vu... Read more ►

KNU’s Education Department Donates over K 80 Million to Ethnic Literature Teachers

November 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

In one Karen State township, ethnic literature teachers are seeing a windfall of cash thanks to a donation from the Karen National Union’s education wing. The Karen Education Department (KED) provided funds to support 473 village-appointed teachers and ethnic literatu... Read more ►

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