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*Medicine monk

January 3, 2016  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Deprived of vital health services and ravaged by years of civil war, one devoted abbot is providing forgotten rural communities with much-needed relief By Phil Thornton The muscular arm of a saffron-clad monk, propped against the wall of a bamboo hut, draws air pictures to i... Read more ►

*Where are the women in Myanmar’s peace process?

December 30, 2015  •  Author: By Thin Lei Win/ Myanmar Now

Of three new union level committees set up after the ceasefire agreement was signed, only three out of 96 members are women. None are from the government. YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Women have been consistently excluded from Myanmar’s peace negotiations and their contin... Read more ►

Mae La Refugee Camp Suicide Continue To Rise

December 25, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A teenage boy, 17 from Mae La camp committed suicide on December 22 at his house in Zone A-2, it was the second suicide case in a month. Saw Ah Kine, the section leader of Zone A confirmed to Karen News that the boy often complained of not wanting to live anymore. “The boy... Read more ►

New Burma Army Attacks in Northern Shan State

December 25, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

As the world celebrates Christmas, villagers in northern Burma have fled their their homes in fear Burma Army attacks. Burma Army offensives are underway in northern Shan State, with reports of a village being torched and civilians being used as forced labourers and guides. ... Read more ►

‘Tens of Thousands’ of Civilians Displaced in new Burma Army Attacks

December 16, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A humanitarian aid organisation said that Burma Army offensives during October and November have displaced more than 10,000 civilians,. The Free Burma Rangers, delivers medical aid and monitors conflict areas inside Burma, recorded 92 new armed clashes in parts of Northern S... Read more ►

*Myanmar parliament gets mixed scores for performance as end of term nears

December 15, 2015  •  Author: Htet Khaung Linn/Myanmar Now

YANGON (Myanmar Now) — When Myanmar’s current parliament first convened in 2011 following a flawed general election, most observers and opposition members expected it to be a rubber stamp for the army and the newly installed civilian government of ex-generals. As with so... Read more ►

Six Men Charged over Using Term ‘Rohingya’ in a 2016 Calendar

December 15, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Six men have been charged over printing a 2016 calendar which used the term Rohingya, leading to condemnation from a prominent human rights organisation. The calendar, printed in November of this year, referred to Rohingya as an ethnic group of Burma, and was printed in thre... Read more ►

British Women Deliver Mosquito Nets To Combat Dengue Risk

December 14, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Health professionals on the Thai Burma border have warned that people are still at risk from dengue fever because of the unusually warm weather and late rains that have allowed the aedes mosquito to continue to breed. Ms. Aya Tabata, coordinator of the Stop Dengue, Protect Y... Read more ►

Shan farmers Demand Justice for Slain Villager Killed by Government soldier

December 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

More than 300 farmers from different parts of Shan State gathered to honour the memory of a fellow farmer, Loong Sarm, who was shot and killed by Burmese Government soldiers on October 13. Loong Harm, 54, was travelling alongside 14 others to monitor mining operations in Loi... Read more ►

Local NGOs Accuse Government of ‘War Crimes’ in Shan State Conflict

December 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A coalition of Shan community based organisations has accused the Burmese Government of committing ‘war crimes’ in the ongoing Shan State conflict. At a press conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, more than 30 Shan community organisations, including Shan Human Rights Fou... Read more ►

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