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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 ►

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 ►

Fair, Displays, Cultural Events Celebrate the 62nd Karen State Day Held in Hpa-An, but Villagers Pray Coal Power Plant Fails

November 10, 2017  •  Author: Kaelyn Lynch/Karen News

The 62nd Annual Karen State Day ceremony opened in Hpa-An on 7 November. The event, which will run until 11 November, includes a fair with games and food vendors, Karen cultural displays, and various competitions such as traditional dance, badminton, boxing, and cane-ball. T... Read more ►

Karen Youth Discuss Peace and Politics at Networking Event

November 10, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Over 100 Karen youth leaders from Karen and Mon states, as well as Bago, Tanintharyi and Yangon regions gathered in the past week at a networking event to discuss how ethnic youth can get involved in the peace process and work together more closely. In the hopes of rallying ... Read more ►

Karen Groups Voice Opposition to Development Projects that Plunder Ceasefire Areas

November 10, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Karen organizations are accusing the government of abusing the ceasefire process to take advantage of investment opportunities with little regard for potential consequences to the environment or the local population. The latest iteration of the long-standing complaint was lo... Read more ►

Karen Health Groups to Assist Japanese Encephalitis Inoculation Drive

November 10, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW) is prepared to assist the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) in a nationwide drive to vaccinate children against Japanese encephalitis, and even lead efforts in areas controlled by armed ethnic organizations. The ministry... Read more ►

Norway and Thai Company to Build Rubber Refinery Factory with Karen Partner in Hpa-an Industrial Zone

November 4, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

A Norwegian and a Thai company have joined with the Karen State Rubber Production Association to build a rubber refinery in the Hpa-an industrial zone. U Wing Hlaing Oo, head of the Karen State Agricultural Department said that the Norwegian’s Nyor Company, the Thai So... Read more ►

Network Established to Protect Four Mountains in Karen, Mon States

October 28, 2017  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

Amid increasing quarrying projects that threaten to destroy the natural environment, residents have banded together to form a conservation network protecting mountains in Karen and Mon states. The Natural Mountain Conservation Network will work to conserve four mountains: Mi... Read more ►

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