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DKBA Soldiers Reunite with KNLA

June 20, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army, including a battalion commander, reunited with the Karen National Liberation Army 201 Battalion, Brigade 6th on June 17 in Kawkareik Towship Karen State. The DKBA troops led by Lieutenant Colonel Saw Naw Ku, commander of 90... Read more ►

REFUGEE DAY: Karen Women’s Group Claim Ration Cuts, Burma Army, Landmines and Poor Planning by INGO’s and UN Agencies Places Refugees in a Hard Place…

June 20, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Women’s Organisation released a statement to commemorate the 2016 World Refugee Day and said that despite recent positive changes in Burma people are still being displaced by Burma Army offensives. “Despite the on-going peace process in Burma today, thousands ... Read more ►

*In Mon State, expanding quarries threaten farms

June 20, 2016  •  Author: Phyo Thiha Cho

The number of quarries in Mon State is quickly increasing and locals say authorities fail to regulate their environmental impact on farmlands. PAUNG TOWNSHIP, Mon State – On a recent afternoon in May, the farmers of Ohn Titbin Village Tract were tending to their betel ... Read more ►

PEOPLE AT RISK – WET SEASON HERALDS DENGUE FEVER FEARS

June 16, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Health workers in South East Asia are getting ready for the annual onslaught of the dengue fever virus. On June 15 ASEAN held its 2016 annual designated Dengue Day in its 10 member states. Dengue places enormous costs on countries in Southeast – social, economic and hu... Read more ►

Japan’s Nippon Foundation Funds 1,250 Low-Cost Houses for Karen IDPs in Karen Armed Groups Controlled Areas

June 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

In an effort to resettle and reintegrate internally displaced communities, the Karen National Union’s local officials are using funding from Japan’s Nippon Foundation to build low-cost housing for displaced people forced from their homes during armed conflict. With fundi... Read more ►

Burma’s Exam System – Fails Students, But Especially Challenging for Migrants

June 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Migrant student passing the university matriculation examination dropped to 22 % this year causing concerns to migrant teachers on the bias in the current system. According to the matriculation examination results for the 2015-16 academic year announced on 11th of June, only... Read more ►

Human Rights Watch Criticises New Assembly Law Proposal

June 8, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Human Rights Watch has criticized an assembly law proposed by Burma’s National League of Democracy government, saying it needs “significant revisions” to meet international standards. Burma’s Assembly Law currently requires citizens to apply for government approval f... Read more ►

Burma Army Commander, Uses Guns to Reinforce Demands for Logs and Forced Labor from Villagers

June 4, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Local villagers from Maw Kee in Myawaddy District were frightened by gunshot fired Burma army commander near their village. Villagers said the Burma Army was angry in negotiation with villagers when he demanded timber. Burma Army soldiers led by Major Nyunt Win Hlaing from ... Read more ►

“All My Clothes Were Wet with Blood…” – Burma Army Accused of “Torturing and Killing” Civilians in Shan State

June 4, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A community-based human rights organisation alleges that Burma Army soldiers stationed in Shan State are committing grave human rights violations. The Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) said in a public statement that Burma Army forces in Shan State have used “torture, ex... Read more ►

Dr Cynthia Opens New Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot to Continue Providing Healthcare to Migrant Workers and Displaced People from Burma

June 4, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

Mae Tao Clinic located in the Thai border town of Mae Sot in Tak Province officially moved to a new purposed built hospital in an effort to keep providing care to people from Burma unable to access the country’s failed healthcare system. Dr. Cynthia Maung, the founder and ... Read more ►

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