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Karen State Govt Plans Festival to Support Inter-communal Relations

September 6, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Karen State government is planning to hold a multi-ethnic cultural festival next year. On September 2, government officials held a coordination meeting at the state Hluttaw office. The Bamar, Mon and Pa’O ethnic affairs ministers, as well as officials from Karen, P... Read more ►

Census Data Explained at Town Hall Meeting in Hpa-an

September 6, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Two years after the 2014 census was conducted, government officials are just getting around to explaining the point of all those questions that members of the public were made to answer. On August 31 and September 1, officials from the Ministry of Immigration and Population ... Read more ►

Fighting in Mae Tha Waw Continues to Displace Villagers Making it a Daily Struggle to Feed the 6,000 Homeless

September 4, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Continued fighting between Karen armed groups are forcing more villages into all ready overcrowded displacement camps. Temporary shelters holding displaced villagers in Myaing Gyi Ngu have seen an increase in its population list due to the ongoing skirmishes in Mae Tha Waw a... Read more ►

International Human Rights Groups Call for independent Inquiry as Reports of Ethnic Cleansing Emerge as Thousands of Rohingya Flee Burma

September 4, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

United Nation sources estimates that as many as 30,000 Rohingya have fled Burma for Bangladesh. Media reports from Bangladesh put the numbers closer to 70,000. The Rohingya from Burma’s Rakhine state in the west of the country are estimated to be just over a million in tot... Read more ►

Thailand Requests Upgrading Three Pagodas Pass to an Official, Permanent Border Crossing

September 4, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Thailand has asked Myanmar to upgrade a high traffic border checkpoint in Karen State that was closed in July due to flooding. They also requested the border be officially upgraded as a permanent trade crossing. The request was lodged on August 30 during the first meeting of... Read more ►

KUPC Hosts Meeting on Unified Karen Coalition

September 4, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Unity and Peace Committee (KUPC) convened a summit of Karen State political parties on August 29 to discuss the formation of a united political front. Representatives from the Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party, the Kayin Democratic Party, the Kayin State Democracy and ... Read more ►

Karen State Opens First Local-level JMC Office in Hpapun

September 4, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Supporting the nuts and bolts of implementing the peace process, a local-level committee was formed with an office in Hpapun township, Karen State officially opened on August 30. This is the first local-level Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee to get to work. The eight-mem... Read more ►

Refugees From Burma Desperate as International Donors Cut Food Funding from October 2017

August 31, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Refugee advocates on the Thai Burma border have called for international donors to continue funding for refugees and internally displace people in Burma. The Shan State Refugee Committee (Thai Border) issued a statement that pointed out that “food aid we have received has ... Read more ►

Mae La Ma Luang Refugee Camp Quarantined After Confirmation of H1N1 Cases

August 31, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

After three H1N1 flu cases were confirmed at a refugee camp along the Thai-Myanmar border last week, the area has been under quarantine with entries and exits temporarily suspended, according to officials at the camp. The Karen Refugee Committee send the restriction at the M... Read more ►

Drug Rehab Group Starts Education Campaign in Karen State

August 30, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

A drug rehabilitation group has launched an educational campaign to promote awareness about their services, and convince youth to kick the habit, or not to start in the first place. The Myanmar Drug Addicts Rehabilitation Association (Central) launched the education program ... Read more ►

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