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Villagers Panic as Water Sources Turns Black – Chief Minister Vows to Sue if Cement Factory Responsible

October 15, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in Nat Gon and nearby villages of Hpa-an Township, Karen State panicked after noticing their water sources had turned black. They are now too scared to drink the water. In early October, villages in Bar Kat village tract, about one mile in the west of Hpa-an town, ... Read more ►

KNU Briefs Karen Groups on Peace Process and Honors Jailed Karen Martyr’s Day Activists

October 15, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union briefed 168 representatives from its departments and 63 Karen civil society organizations at Law Khee Lar (also known as) Lay Wah in Pa-An district, Karen State from 4 to 5 October, 2019. The KNU said the aim of the meeting was to update community gr... Read more ►

Second Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge Plans to Open End of October

October 10, 2019  •  Author: Nay Naw and Karen News

Preparations are underway to start operation of the 2nd Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge, connecting the Thai border town of Mae Sot in Tak Province and the Burma border town of Myawaddy in Karen State, by October 30, 2019. Union Minister U Thant Zin Maung from the Ministry of T... Read more ►

Karen Martyrs’ Day Organizers Sentenced to 15 Days Jail – Thousands March to Court in Support of Activists

October 2, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Three Karen activists arrested for organizing a peaceful community ceremony to commemorate the 69th Karen Martyr’s Day in Rangoon were given 15-days in jail by Kyauktada Township court today, October 2, 2019. The three organizers, Karen Women Union, chairperson, Naw Ohn Hl... Read more ►

Prosecuting Naw Ohn Hla and Karen Youth Activists Could Jeopardize NLD Government’s Relations with the Karen Community

September 20, 2019  •  Author: *Saw Greh Moo

On August 12th, Naw Ohn Hla, a Karen activist, and some leaders of the Karen Youth Network in Yangon led a group of about 100 people to hold a ceremony commemorating the 69th Karen Martyr’s Day in downtown Yangon. This was after the government refused to give them permissi... Read more ►

Karen Arrested for Organizing Peaceful Martyrs Day Event

September 20, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s government has come under scrutiny for arresting three Karen for organizing a peaceful community ceremony and to use the word ‘Martyrs’. The event was to commemorate the 69th Karen Martyr’s Day held in Rangoon on August 12. The three organizers, Karen Women U... Read more ►

Repatriation Falls Down on Burma Side – Fails to Deliver Refugees’ Safely and with Dignity

July 26, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Earlier this July, 157 refugees more from camps along the Thai-Burma border returned to Burma. This was the fourth group officially to voluntarily return facilitated by UNHCR and government officials from Burma and Thailand. As with previous returnees, the new group went to ... Read more ►

Stalled Peace Talks Adds to Refugee Worries – Can’t Go Home, Aids Cuts, Shelter and Security at Risk – Karen Network Urge UK, EU and other Aid Donors to Resume Support

June 25, 2019  •  Author: Sa Isue

On World Refugee Day, 2019, the Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) issued a statement calling on the European Union, United Kingdom and other donors to support refugees and IDPs in eastern Burma and Thailand. With the peace building process stalled and without any guaranteed... Read more ►

WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2019: Refugees Concerned, No Jobs at New Settlement Site

June 20, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

This year’s World Refugee Day Today is marked with a global call for people to #StepWithRefugees. On the Thai-Burma border, refugees who recently returned to their homeland are concerned how to make a living and look after their families. Since 2016, and encouraged by rece... Read more ►

Karen Groups Aim to Strengthen Customary Land Management System in KNU Areas

June 4, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Hundreds of Karen representatives from 56 different groups gathered to strengthen Karen customary land management systems at a seminar held at Lay Wah, Karen State from May 29 to 30, 2019. The Kaw Customary Land Seminar was attended by 519 people including representatives fr... Read more ►

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