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Karen State Records 436 Dengue During Wet Season – Authorities Warn Community To Stop Dengue by Keeping House and Gardens Clean

July 22, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

The wet season in Burma is when dengue fever strikes communities. The Karen State public health department has diagnosed 436 people dengue fever as of July 14, 2018. Among the recorded 436 cases, 306 were from Hpa-an, 35 from Kawkareik, 39 from Hlaingbwe, 20 from Myawady, 8 ... Read more ►

Telling Stories from Karen State to Tasmaina

July 20, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Henry Zwartz, a former Karen News journalist, now working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation was nominated for a 2018 Walkley Young Journalist of the Year Award. The event took place in Sydney on Wednesday July 18. Henry’s nomination was for his visual documentati... Read more ►

Skirmish breaks out in KNU Brigade 5 area amid 21st Century Panglong Conference

July 18, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A skirmish erupted between the Tatmadaw and the Karen National Union (KNU) in the area controlled by the KNU Brigade 5 in Hpapun (Mu Traw) District in the Karen State on July 12 while the third session of the Union Peace Conference (21st Century Panglong) is being held in Na... Read more ►

National Solidarity Should be Built Through Equality, Not Military Pressure – KNU Says

July 17, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

National solidarity should be built in the union through freedom, equality, and justice between the ethnic people and not through military pressure and force, said the Karen National Union (KNU) chair General Mutu Say Poe in his speech on the first day of the Union Peace Con... Read more ►

IDPs Run Out of Food in Myaing Gyi Ngu

July 17, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Over 5,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myaing Gyi Ngu in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State have run out of food since July 6 and they are in immediate need of rice and other food supplies, officials from the IDP camp said. Saw Tun, an official in-charge of food supp... Read more ►

Youth Alliance Denounces Arrest, Violence Against Bogyoke Statue Protesters

July 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The National Ethnic Youth Alliance (NEYA) released a statement on July 4 to denounce the government for taking action and using violence in the crackdown against ethnic Karenni (Kayah) youths who were protesting against the plan to erect Bogyoke Aung San statue in the Karen... Read more ►

Martin’s 70th Birthday Gift Teaches Karen Students Valuable Lessons

July 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Children from 21 villages in Karen State will reap the benefits from an Australia family’s wish to make their father’s 70th birthday extra special. David Ziegler from Sydney, Australia wanted to make Martin, his father’s 70th birthday memorable. David contacted Kanchan... Read more ►

Gov’t Urged to Address Root Causes Before Closing Down IDP Camps

June 27, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Ei Tu Hta IDP Supporting Committee issued a statement on June 25 to urge the government to address the root causes of displacement before closing down internally displaced person (IDP) camps. The committee’s spokesperson Padoh Mahn Mahn Mahn said concerns have been rai... Read more ►

UHM Company Wins Tender to Build Shopping Mall in Karen State’s Hpa-an

June 27, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

UHM Development Co., Ltd has won a tender on June 21 to build an international standard shopping mall (plaza) in the Karen State’s capital Hpa-an. “Our company, which received the highest mark, has been selected. We believe our company was selected because we consider th... Read more ►

UNHCR Says It Has Never Encouraged Refugees to Return Home from Thai Border

June 27, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it has never encouraged the refugees living at the Thai-Myanmar border to return home and it has only provided necessary assistance. The UNHCR (Hpa-an office) head Ms. Maureen McBrien said this during the World R... Read more ►

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