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Amnesty International: “Rohingya Attacks Planned, Deliberate and Systematic and Fueling Ethnic Cleansing…”

September 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Amnesty International have reported that Burma’s military forces are waging a scorched earth campaign against ethnic Rohingya in the northwest of the country. The Amnesty International report states that “more than 80 sites set ablaze in orchestrated campaign since 25 Au... Read more ►

Bago JMC Slammed for Lacking Transparency after Dropping Q&A from Public Meet

September 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

What was supposed to be a public forum on the peace process in Bago Region this week turned into more of a lecture when the question and answer portion of the event was cut. The Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee of Bago Region’s September 12 meeting in Kyaukkyi township... Read more ►

Karen Diaspora Group Urges KNU to Review its Position on the Peace Process

September 15, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen diaspora is showing increasing irritation at the Karen National Union’s ceasefire stance. The International Karen Organization (IKO) issued a statement on September 9 calling for a review of the current peace process in order to achieve a genuine political settle... Read more ►

Security Tightened in Myawaddy to Quell Public Fear

September 14, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Security has been beefed up along the Myanmar-Thai border in response to rumors and scaremongering on social media, according to a member of the Karen State Border Guard Force. “Public concerns are high due to propaganda and indoctrination. We are providing security to pre... Read more ►

Karen State CSOs Skeptical About Local Ceasefire Monitoring Body

September 14, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Civil society groups in Karen State last week discussed concerns that the official ceasefire monitoring body may restrict their peace-related activities. At a meeting held by the Kayin Women’s Empowerment Group (KWEG) and Belgium-based Nonviolent Peace Force in Hpa-an on S... Read more ►

Nineteen Auxiliary Midwives in Karen State Complete Training

September 10, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Nineteen new auxiliary midwives have completed their training and will bolster rural health teams in an aim to reduce maternal mortality in Karen State. The 19 trainees were presented certificates at an inaugural ceremony on September 6. These auxiliary midwives are the sixt... Read more ►

Vaccination Drive Limited by Uncooperative Parents at Myaing Gyi Ngu IDP camp

September 10, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Karen State health officials this week completed the third and final round of vaccines for children living at an internally displaced persons camp, but were unable to inoculate everyone due to uncooperative parents, health officials said. Around 400 children under five at th... Read more ►

IDP Camp Requests International Donors to Continue Providing Funds

September 9, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

An internally displaced persons camp in Karen State is making a last-ditch appeal for international donors to continue providing aid. All food assistance to the shelter for nearly 3,000 people is set to dry up at the end of this month. The support committee at the Ei Tu Hta ... Read more ►

Karen State Govt Plans Festival to Support Inter-communal Relations

September 6, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Karen State government is planning to hold a multi-ethnic cultural festival next year. On September 2, government officials held a coordination meeting at the state Hluttaw office. The Bamar, Mon and Pa’O ethnic affairs ministers, as well as officials from Karen, P... Read more ►

Census Data Explained at Town Hall Meeting in Hpa-an

September 6, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Two years after the 2014 census was conducted, government officials are just getting around to explaining the point of all those questions that members of the public were made to answer. On August 31 and September 1, officials from the Ministry of Immigration and Population ... Read more ►

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