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Refugee Camps: First it was Funding Cuts to Food, Education, Healthcare and Social Work – Now 1,000 Administration Workers to Feel Donors Razor

August 23, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen Refugee Committee claim huge cuts to funding for administration of the Thai-Burma border refugee camps makes it impossible for more than 1,000 camp workers to do their jobs effectively. The KRC, who manage the camps and coordinate service delivery to the Karen refu... Read more ►

Five Killed, Six Injured after Heavy Rain Triggered Land Explosion

August 20, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Five villagers died and six were injured after heavy rain triggered land explosion in Noh Li Village, which is located remotely from the town in western Hpapun Township, Karen State on July 27, according to a report from local residents. “The land explosion took place at 4... Read more ►

Two More Relief Camps Opened for Flood Victims in Hpa-an

August 20, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

After second flooding hit the Karen State’s capital Hpa-an, two more relief camps have been opened in the city and the number of flood victims has increased by over 1,000, the Karen State Department of Disaster Management’s director U Lin Htut said. “The floodwater... Read more ►

IKO Urges KNU to Call Emergency Congress to Review Peace Process

August 20, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The International Karen Organization (IKO) has urged the Karen National Union (KNU) to call an emergency congress to review and steer the ongoing peace and political processes. The IKO spokesperson Mahn Orlando told Karen News that the IKO gave the suggestion in a statement ... Read more ►

Five Organizers of Karen Martyrs’ Day Event Face Charges under Ward/Village Law

August 16, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

Local authorities are planning to charge five organizers of the 68th Karen Martyrs’ Day event under the Ward and Village Tract Administration Law for holding the commemoration without permission at the Kayin People’s Party (KPP) office in Hinthada Township, Irrawaddy Reg... Read more ►

Despite Official Threats to Stop Karen Martyrs’ Day – It Marches On – Commemorated in the Delta Region

August 14, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

Karen leaders in the Irrawaddy Region ignored warnings and threats from Burmese authorities trying to stop Karen people commemorating the annual Martyr Day on August 12. The Karen leaders from Hinthada Township are angry at the Burmese authorities for disturbing and threaten... Read more ►

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – Karen Community Groups Want Respect, Management Rights and Governance Over Ancestral Territories

August 12, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Karen environmentalists demanded the Burma government “to respect and honor indigenous Karen peoples’ governance and management rights over their ancestral territories.” The Salween Peace Park Committee (SPPC) and Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) r... Read more ►

Over 100,000 Students Study Karen Literature in Ayeyarwady Region

August 12, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

A total of 123,696 students are learning Karen literature in government schools in the Ayeyarwady Region in the 2018-2019 academic year, according to the regional education office. There were only 91,871 students learning Karen literature in the previous 2017-18 academic yea... Read more ►

68th Karen Martyrs’ Day to be Held in Various Cities

August 10, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The 68th Karen Martyrs’ Day will be held in cities like Yangon, Myaungmya, Kangyidaunt, and Pantanaw on August 12, the ceremony coordinators said to Karen News. Kangyidaunt Township Karen Literature and Culture Committee’s chair Mahn San Win told Karen News that the Kare... Read more ►

Asean River Watch Groups Decide Focusing on Environmental Protection in the Region

August 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Youth leaders of environmental conservation groups from the Asean region have decided to boost their advocacy for environmental conservation in Asean countries. The youth leaders of river watch groups from the Asean region attended the 2nd Regional River Watch Groups Forum a... Read more ►

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