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Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement: Burma Army Attacks on Karen Villagers, Displacing 340 Villagers – Clear Violation of NCA

October 4, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The frontline humanitarian organization, Free Burma Rangers have reported that the Burma Army is continuing to attack civilians and reinforce its troops in Karen State. The Free Burma Rangers said the “Burma Army’s continued occupation, troop reinforcement and aggressive... Read more ►

AKO Supports Efforts to Refer Tatmadaw to ICC

October 4, 2018  •  Author: Saw Kyaw Khwee

The Australian Karen Organization (AKO) said it supports the efforts to urge the UN to refer the Tatmadaw to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the alleged genocide of ethnic tribes in Burma including the Karen. The AKO chair Saw Lwin Oo said this in his opening rema... Read more ►

Dr. Cynthia Maung Awarded 2018 Roux Prize

September 27, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Dr Cynthia Maung has been awarded the 2018 Toux Prize for her work delivering health care to displaced, refugee and migrant communities. Dr Cynthia received the honor at an award ceremony in Washington DC U.S. Dr Cynthia founded the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai Burma border in... Read more ►

New Mountain To Run Quarry For Asia Highway Project has been Found, State Govt Says

September 27, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A substitute location has been found in the Karen State’s Hpapun Township to run a rock quarry for the Asia Highway project after the suspension of the quarry in Lun-nya-taung, the Karen State Minister of Environment, Forestry, Mines, and Road and Communication Saw Pyi Tha... Read more ►

KNU/KNLA-PC to Assist in Recapturing Inmates

September 27, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army – Peace Council (KNU/KNLA-PC) has issued an instruction to its battalions and respective areas to assist the authorities in capturing the inmates who escaped from Hpa-an Prison. The KNU/KNLA-PC joint secretary Col Saw... Read more ►

Surveys will be Conducted in 186 Flood-affected Villages to Prevent Natural Disaster

September 21, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

Surveys will be done in 186 villages under three townships in the Karen State on September 20 with the aim to prevent another natural disaster after the villages suffered from socioeconomic losses due to the flooding. Under the state government’s instruction, arrangements ... Read more ►

Most of Seized Lands aren’t Paid Compensation under Development Projects, KHRG says

September 21, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

No compensation has been given to most of the villagers whose lands have been seized for development projects in southeastern Burma, the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) said. The KHRG made this claim during a launching ceremony of its report titled ‘Development without us... Read more ►

Flash Flood and Landslide at Karen Refugee Camp Kills One, Seven People Still Missing and 11 Injured

September 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

A flash flood and landslide ripped through the Mae La Oon Karen refugee camp on the northern Thai border early Sunday morning. The sudden flooding killed one refugee, injured 11 and left 7 missing. The Mae La Oon refugee camp is located in the mountains surrounding Mae Saria... Read more ►

Fourteen Inmates Caught after Escaping from Hpa-an Prison

September 18, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Fourteen out of 41 escaped inmates have been caught after they broke out of Taung Kalay Prison in Hpa-an Township, Karen State, an official from the State Police Force said to Karen News on September 16. “We caught 14 inmates up to this evening (September 16). They were ca... Read more ►

Indigenous People from Tanintharyi Region Campaign Against Dams

September 17, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Indigenous people from the Tanintharyi Region gathered on September 13 to campaign against the plan to build a dam in the eastern shore of Sar Ya Bwin Village under Tanintharyi Township in Myeik District. The campaign was based on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights... Read more ►

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