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Union Gov’t provides over Ks 120 million to Myaing Gyi Ngu IDPs

March 24, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

The Union Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement has provided Ks 126.9 million to internally displaced persons (IDPs) who are taking refuge in Myaing Gyi Ngu IDP camp in the Karen State’s Hlaingbwe Township. During the ceremony held at Zwekabin Hall in Hpa-an... Read more ►

Hpapun Displaced Residents Pray for Peace, Demand Withdrawal of Tatmadaw Troops

March 24, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Local residents who have fled from the recent fighting in the Karen National Union’s Mu Traw [Hpapun] District held a prayer service for peace at Ler Kho Village of Ler Mu Plaw Village-tract in Lu Thaw Township on March 19 and called on the Tatmadaw to withdraw its troops.... Read more ►

“We Want Peace, Not Dams…” – 1000’s of Villagers Protest Proposed Salween Dams in Karen State

March 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Villagers in the Northern District of Karen State on the Thai-Burma border gathered along the Salween River for the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams. On March 14, the Karen River Network organized event to call for “No Dams” near the Ei Tu ... Read more ►

Newly Merged Karen National Democratic Party Elects CEC Members

March 17, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

The Karen National Democratic Party (KNDP), a newly merged party of Karen political parties, has elected its central executive committee in Karen State’s captial Hpa-An yesterday (March 12). A total of 32 candidates with four candidates each from former Karen parties &... Read more ►

Karen Community Groups Accused Burma Army of Violating NCA and Displacing Villagers

March 10, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A coalition of Karen community groups accused the Burma army soldiers of breaking the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement and displacing thousands of villagers in Northern Karen State. The Karen Peace Support Network, a network of 29 Karen community-based-organizations issued a s... Read more ►

Burma Army Moves on Karen State – Builds Roads, Occupies Village Land, Displaces Thousands of Villagers and Fights KNLA

March 7, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting broke out between troops from Karen National Liberation Army and the Burma Army in Ler Mu Plaw village tract in Papun (Mutraw) District of Northern Karen State on March 6. The clash caused thousands of villagers in the areas to flee. Padoh Saw Gaw, a standing commit... Read more ►

Thai Gov’t Issues 10-year Residence Certificate to Burma Migrant Children

March 6, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Thai government is issuing a 10-year residence certificate to Burma migrant children who were born in Thailand. As a result, the district municipal offices in Thailand are packed with applicants since the end of February and up to March 5, according to the Joint Action ... Read more ►

BPHWT Opens Rural Clinic in Remote Area Lacking Healthcare

March 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The BackPack Health Worker Team (BPHWT) has opened a rural clinic in No-khwee Village, where healthcare is out of reach, in Paingkyon Township, Hpa-an District in the Karen State on March 3. The BPHWT’s deputy director Nan Snow said No-khwee Village does not receive any he... Read more ►

New United Karen Party’s Registration Accepted by Union Election Commission

March 2, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

In an effort to unify all Karen political parties, the first three Karen State based parties came together to form the Karen National Democratic Party (KNDP). The Union Election Commission had approved the party’s registration. Party officials said on February 25th that th... Read more ►

New Karen Police Office Opens by Destroying Speed Pills and Opium

March 2, 2018  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar

Karen Police burned confiscated methamphetamine tablets and opium in its attempts to fight illicit drug use. The Karen National Police Force (KNPF) under the Interior Department of the Karen National Union in Doo Pla Ya District, destroyed thousands of methamphetamine tablet... Read more ►

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