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Flash Flood and Landslide at Karen Refugee Camp Kills One, Seven People Still Missing and 11 Injured

September 18, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

A flash flood and landslide ripped through the Mae La Oon Karen refugee camp on the northern Thai border early Sunday morning. The sudden flooding killed one refugee, injured 11 and left 7 missing. The Mae La Oon refugee camp is located in the mountains surrounding Mae Saria... Read more ►

Families Remember Saw O Moo – Demand End to Killings, Military Road-Building

September 17, 2018  •  Author: Hsa Moo*

This month of September marks five months since Saw O Moo, an unarmed civilian villager and Indigenous community leader who was killed by Burma army on April 5, 2018. However, the Burma Army has yet to return his body to his family or tell his family the location of his body... Read more ►

Indigenous People from Tanintharyi Region Campaign Against Dams

September 17, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Indigenous people from the Tanintharyi Region gathered on September 13 to campaign against the plan to build a dam in the eastern shore of Sar Ya Bwin Village under Tanintharyi Township in Myeik District. The campaign was based on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights... Read more ►

JMC Should Gain Success in Practical Execution Rather Than being a Hallmark

September 14, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

The Union-level Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-U) vice-chair (1) Maj-Gen Saw Isaac Poe said the JMC needs to gain success in practical implementation. Maj-Gen Saw Issac gave the advice in his opening speech at the 18th JMC-U meeting, which kicked off at the National Reconci... Read more ►

Skirmishes Between Burma Army and KNLA Increase in Northern Karen State

September 12, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Skirmishes between the government troop and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) have occurred more frequently in recent weeks in Mu Traw (Hpapun) District, Northern Karen State, according to sources from local KNLA officers. The latest skirmishes have broken out betwee... Read more ►

Salween River Flood Damages Homes at Ei Tu Hta IDP Camp

September 10, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Some homes have been inundated and some local residents were forced to flee to safe ground in Ei Tu Hta Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp due to sudden rise of the Salween River on September 5, the camp’s social affairs coordinator Saw Paul Leh Kar Li Lar Mu said to K... Read more ►

Suspected Measles Outbreak Reported in Northern Karen State – 105 People Contracted

September 10, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Border-based Back Pack Health Worker Team (BPHWT) said suspected measles outbreak has been reported in Htee Thablu Hta Village Tract in Dweh lo Township of Mu Traw (Hpapun) District in northern Karen State. More than 100 people contracted suspected measles in 8 out of 12 vil... Read more ►

KCC to Campaign for Resumption of Aids to Border Area

September 6, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The Karen Community of Canada (KCC) will conduct international campaigns to resume aids to the refugees in Thai-Burma border and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The KCC’s chair Slone Phan told Karen News on September 4 that the decision was made by delegates from resp... Read more ►

BURMA COURTS: Press Freedom Hammered – Reuters Journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Jailed for Seven Years

September 3, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Press freedom in Myanmar took another battering today when the courts used the colonial-era Official Secrets Act to jail two Reuters journalists for seven years. The journalists, Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, have been locked up in the notorious Insein Prison since their... Read more ►

UN Report: Karen Groups Worldwide – “Time for the International Community to Take Action Against Burma’s Military for its War Crimes…”

September 1, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Community Worldwide welcomed the UN report calling for the Burma military to be referred to the International Criminal Court to be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against the country’s ethnic people. The Karen Community... Read more ►

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