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Thousands of Rohingya Refugees Flee to Bangladesh as Senior UN Official Calls For Investigation into Allegations of Abuse, Torture, Rape and Killings

December 2, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Burma security forces crackdown on “terrorists’ in the western Rakhine State have forced at least 10,000 Rohingya to take refuge in Bangladesh in recent weeks, according to the United Nations. Vivian Tan, a spokeswoman for the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugee... Read more ►

Women’s Organisation Raising Awareness of Violence Against Women

December 1, 2016  •  Author: KIC

The Women’s Organisations Network – Karen State (WON-KS) held an awareness-raising programme on violence against women in Kha Lel Village in Kyain Seikgyi Township, Karen State on 28 November. The WON-KS chairperson Naw Khaing Thitzar said: “As part of the 16 days of a... Read more ►

CPPCR Asks Burma Government to Recognise Unregistered Children

December 1, 2016  •  Author: KIC

The Committee for Protection and Promotion of Child Rights (CPPCR) will lobby the Burmese Government to officially recognise the birth certificates of children born in Thailand to migrant workers and in refugee camps. Naw Blooming Night Zan, an executive member of CPPCR, sa... Read more ►

“Fighting is everywhere…” Government Forces Use Airpower to Batter Ethnic Armed Groups in Northern Burma…Thousands Displaced

December 1, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Reports from an alliance of Kachin peace groups and a humanitarian organization have released reports documenting government army offensives against ethnic armed groups in northern Burma. The Kachin Peace Network called on the government’s military and the ethnic armed gro... Read more ►

Landmine Kills Three Burma Army and BGF Militia Soldiers Near Karen State’s Famous Tourist Spot, the Kyone Htaw Waterfall

November 28, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A Burma Army officer, two soldiers from both the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force, were killed by blast mines in the recent conflict area near Kyone Htaw Waterfall, Mae Tha Wor, Karen State, on November 22, 2016. The mine fatalities happened after months o... Read more ►

Community Groups Demand Justice for Murdered Karen Women Activist – and Her Killer Caught

November 28, 2016  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

A number of concerned civil society organizations have issued a statement demanding an investigation into the murder of a young Karen women activist, Naw Chit Pandaing, stabbed to death on November 19, in Dawei Town. Naw Chit Pandaing was a human right activist and a former ... Read more ►

Karen Armed Groups to Combine in National-Level Political Dialogue

November 28, 2016  •  Author: KIC

The Karen National Union (KNU), the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army Peace Council (KNU/KNLA-PC) will participate in the national-level political dialogue as a single block. The decision was reached at a meet... Read more ►

Burma Army Soldiers Remove Karen National Flag From School

November 23, 2016  •  Author: Sa I Sue

The Karen national flag flown in front of a primary school in the dual administration areas of Win Ye Township was taken down by Burma Army soldiers operating in the areas. Local KNU officials confirmed to Karen News that the incident took place on November 11, at Konekhaing... Read more ►

Karen Teaching Hospital To Open In 2017

November 22, 2016  •  Author: Sa I Sue

The Karen Health and Welfare Department, a health service provider under the Karen National Union is planning that its teaching hospital, near Kawkariek will be set up and running by January, 2017. The teaching hospital, called Taw Nor [Daw Na], was planned to open on the fi... Read more ►

Students Complete 30th KNLA Basic Medical Training Course

November 22, 2016  •  Author: KIC

The 30th batch of students to pass Karen National Liberation Army’s (KNLA) Basic Medical Training course graduated at a ceremony held on 10 November in Karen National Union (KNU) Brigade 7 territory. The 105 students, who are all members of ethnic armed organisations (EAOs... Read more ►

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