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Medics Struggling to Cope with Numbers of Displaced in Kachin Conflict

September 15, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Medics working with civilians displaced by fighting in Kachin State are struggling to cope because of a lack of resources – community based organizations warn of a potential health crisis. Information provided to Karen News by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand,... Read more ►

KNU’s Decision to Suspend Itself from UNFC Proves Divisive

September 15, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The decision by the leadership of the Karen National Union to suspend membership from the United Nationalities Federal Council in August has been met with both criticism and praise, with one analyst stating the move was the “right decision to make,” while some Karen comm... Read more ►

Karen Community Organizations Claim Japanese Development Plan in Burma Could ‘Fuel Conflict’, ‘Ignores Local Voices’

September 12, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

More than 30 ethnic Karen community based organizations, including environmental watchdogs and civil society organizations, have criticized a blueprint for economic development in Southeast Burma published by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an aid agency t... Read more ►

Political Prisoner Group Alleges Burma Govt Using Criminal Laws to Jail “Political Activists”

September 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) criticized the Burma government for failing to keep it’s promise to release all political prisoners, expressing concerns that the number of political prisoners in Burma, following a Presidential amnesty in 2012, is ... Read more ►

Shan Farmers Petition the President to Withdraw Government Soldiers from Shan State

August 31, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A group of 291 Shan civilians internally displaced by war in Shan State sent a letter of appeal directly to President U Thein Sein requesting a withdrawal of Burma Army soldiers from the areas of conflict and compensation for land and possessions they had allegedly destroyed... Read more ►

KNU warns it will block any efforts to return refugees prematurely

August 17, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s, secretary 1, Padoh Saw Thaw Thi Bweh told Karen News that unless the situation in Burma guarantees refugees safety, their dignity and is conducted according to international humanitarian guidelines any return at the moment is not appropriate. I... Read more ►

“There can be no more silence on the continued aggression against ethnic people…”

August 17, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Ms Charm Tong, a founder of the Shan Women’s Action Network, expressed grave concerns over ongoing Burma Army offensives in Shan State in areas of supposed ceasefire, and criticised the international community for not applying mor... Read more ►

Ethnic Alliance Agree To Sign Nationwide Ceasefire – With Conditions

August 2, 2014  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

About 90 representatives from 16 ethnic armed organizations reached a general agreement to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement if the government accepts a federal union, equality and ethnic rights for self-determination. The agreement was reached during the Nationwide Ce... Read more ►

KNU Join Laiza Conference To Discuss The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

July 21, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Karen National Union (KNU) has chosen five leaders to represent it at the upcoming Ethnic Armed Organization Conference in the Kachin Town of Laiza on July 24. The conference is being held to discuss the proposed nationwide ceasefire agreement and the KNU delegation, wil... Read more ►

Jailing of Journalists “Reminiscent of the Press Oppression Seen Under the Military Junta”

July 20, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners has said in a statement that Burma’s government is suppressing the country’s press in ways reminiscent of the country’s previous military dictatorship. The AAPP statement referred to the sentencing of five journalists ... Read more ►

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