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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 ►

Karen State Records 436 Dengue During Wet Season – Authorities Warn Community To Stop Dengue by Keeping House and Gardens Clean

July 22, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khlain

The wet season in Burma is when dengue fever strikes communities. The Karen State public health department has diagnosed 436 people dengue fever as of July 14, 2018. Among the recorded 436 cases, 306 were from Hpa-an, 35 from Kawkareik, 39 from Hlaingbwe, 20 from Myawady, 8 ... Read more ►

Skirmish breaks out in KNU Brigade 5 area amid 21st Century Panglong Conference

July 18, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A skirmish erupted between the Tatmadaw and the Karen National Union (KNU) in the area controlled by the KNU Brigade 5 in Hpapun (Mu Traw) District in the Karen State on July 12 while the third session of the Union Peace Conference (21st Century Panglong) is being held in Na... Read more ►

National Solidarity Should be Built Through Equality, Not Military Pressure – KNU Says

July 17, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

National solidarity should be built in the union through freedom, equality, and justice between the ethnic people and not through military pressure and force, said the Karen National Union (KNU) chair General Mutu Say Poe in his speech on the first day of the Union Peace Con... Read more ►

Youth Alliance Denounces Arrest, Violence Against Bogyoke Statue Protesters

July 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The National Ethnic Youth Alliance (NEYA) released a statement on July 4 to denounce the government for taking action and using violence in the crackdown against ethnic Karenni (Kayah) youths who were protesting against the plan to erect Bogyoke Aung San statue in the Karen... Read more ►

Gov’t Urged to Address Root Causes Before Closing Down IDP Camps

June 27, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Ei Tu Hta IDP Supporting Committee issued a statement on June 25 to urge the government to address the root causes of displacement before closing down internally displaced person (IDP) camps. The committee’s spokesperson Padoh Mahn Mahn Mahn said concerns have been rai... Read more ►

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 ►

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