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Keeping the Language Alive – Pwo Karen Literacy Advocate Presented with the 2016 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award

February 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Sa Thu Hlaing Win, a Western Pwo Karen literacy advocate from the Irrawaddy delta region is the winner of the 2016 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award. Sa Thu Hlaing Win (also known as Sa Khant Thu Hlaing), was presented with the award at the 9th memorial service of Padoh Mahn... Read more ►

Returning Displaced Mae Tha Wor Villager Loses Lower Leg in Landmine Explosion – Villagers Fear Mines Used by the BGF and DKBA Militias

February 3, 2017  •  Author: K'Hsaw Wah

A displaced villager from the Mae Tha Wor area of Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State stepped on a landmine as he and other villagers returned to their village to check their plantations on January 31. Saw Ophar Ngah, a villager from Htee Noh Hta village in Mae Tha Wor area had ... Read more ►

The Salween Peace Park: A radical, grassroots alternative to development in Karen State

January 17, 2017  •  Author: Hsa Moo

A path has opened for environmental conservationists and rights advocates to strengthen their fight against gold mining and other socially and environmentally destructive projects in the rich forests of Karen State in eastern Myanmar: the Salween Peace Park. The 5,200-sq-km ... Read more ►

Fortify Rights Accuse Burma Authorities and Government of Cutting Aid to Civilians as Bombing Continues – Demands China Does More to Protect Refugees

January 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Fortify Rights, an international human rights organization called on the government of China to offer safe refuge to “thousands of ethnic Kachin civilians fleeing ongoing armed conflict in Myanmar and prevent forced returns.” Fortify Rights in a statement on Friday 13 J... Read more ►

Young Karen Domestic Worker’s Unexplained Death Sparks Concerns in Migrant Community

January 15, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The unexpected death of a young Karen woman found in a Bangkok apartment on January 3, 2017, has raised suspicions among the Karen community. The circumstances surrounding the death of the young woman, Nan Pawt Eh Mwee, 22, (also know as) Nan Htay Htay Oo have left many in ... Read more ►

Karen Health Department and Villagers Set-Up Free Community Clinic

December 22, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Medic Saw Baw Mu Say puts on his rubber gloves and says as he prepares to start cleaning a cut on a patients admitted to the Law Mu Thaw-Ler Mu Per Clinic. “We have treated more than 500 people in less than two months after opening the clinic.” Saw Baw Mu Say reaches f... 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 ►

Our River…, Our Life…

November 13, 2016  •  Author: Saw Doo Plout and Karen News

Plans to build dams on the Salween River by the Burma government, China and Thailand threatens millions of villagers and animals that depend on the free flowing river for their living, food sources and as a vital transport link. The Salween River is one of Asia’s great riv... Read more ►

Government Agencies Working on the First Return of 90 Refugees Back to Burma

October 24, 2016  •  Author: Ka Hsaw Wah

The Karen State government is now making arrangements for the first return of 96 residents – 19 families – who have been living in refugee camps on the Thai border. The families are set to cross the Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge tomorrow. Nan Khin Htwe Myint, Chie... Read more ►

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