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UNHCR Says It Has Never Encouraged Refugees to Return Home from Thai Border

June 27, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it has never encouraged the refugees living at the Thai-Myanmar border to return home and it has only provided necessary assistance. The UNHCR (Hpa-an office) head Ms. Maureen McBrien said this during the World R... Read more ►

Karen Community in Minnesota to Call for Equal Education Rights

June 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

Karen community living in Minnesota, U.S. will call for equal rights to education like other races at the Minnesota Capitol on June 15. Speaking to the Karen News on June 14, the Karen Community of Minnesota (KCM) leader Morrison Johnny said the KCM will lead the Karen Advoc... Read more ►

Karen Nationals are Ready for Upcoming Peace Conference

June 18, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Officials from the Karen National Political Dialogue Coordination Committee said they have prepared for upcoming third session of the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong by recollecting the opinions gathered from the Karen national political dialogue and holding... Read more ►

Hundreds of Mae-ka-ne Residents Demand Return of Seized Lands

June 18, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Residents of Mae-ka-ne Village under the Karen State’s Myawaddy Township held a peaceful demonstration on June 10 morning to demand the return of the farmlands that have been grabbed for development project. The protest leader Naw Htoo Htoo said over 300 residents marched ... Read more ►

Karen Entrepreneurs Association to be Established

June 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The Karen Entrepreneurs Association will be established in July with the aim to develop Karen youth entrepreneurs, according to the Yangon Region Karen Literature and Culture Committee (KLCC), which is organizing the association. Yangon Region KLCC’s joint secretary – 1 ... Read more ►

First We Bombed Them, Then We Fed Them…

June 14, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

An alliance of democracy activists and civil society organizations in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region called for international diplomats to pressure the Burma government and its high ranking military generals to stop its offensives in the north of t... Read more ►

First Karen Traditional Restaurant Opens in Rangoon

June 11, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

A Karen restaurant has opened in Rangoon with the objective to introduce traditional dishes to the public. The owner, Sa Khwa Khwa said his restaurant, Non Tae Ya [The Flag], plans to introduce traditional Karen food to the market, and said it will be the first restaurant to... Read more ►

Funding Cuts Force Refugee Camp Education Programs to Close – Others Struggle to Survive

June 11, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Karen education officials warn cuts to refugee camp programs are forcing schools to close. Higher education schools in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border are running out of funding, are struggling to keep open and face pressure to relocate back to Burma. Officials fro... Read more ►

KNU Agricultural Department Decide to Prioritize Measuring Land, Solving Land Disputes

June 4, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen National Union’s Agriculture Department will give priority to assist the public in obtaining their land ownership rights and solve land issues that rose up in the mixed controlled areas within this year. The department made the decision during its 12th year-end m... Read more ►

Karen State Needs to Recruit over 1,000 Teachers after Upgrading Schools

June 4, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Over 1,000 teachers need to be recruited after the Ministry of Education upgraded 261 government schools in the Karen State within this month, according to the state education officer U Soe Myint. Nine high schools, ten high school branches, 53 middle schools, 21 middle scho... Read more ►

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