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KNU ‘Peace Committee’ ready to talk peace

November 12, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

After four days of an emergency meeting of their senior leaders the Karen National Union has formed a seven member ‘Peace Committee’ to enter into peace talks with the Burma government. The meeting held from 8 to 11 November was attended by members of the KNU central exe... Read more ►

BGF attacks Burma Army camp

June 30, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay & Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Burmese government plans to replace armed ceasefire groups with a Border Guard Force now lies in ruins among the smouldering buildings of their army camp based in Ka Ma Maunn, Karen State. As many as 1,000 soldiers from the former Democratic Karen Buddhist Army who initiall... Read more ►

Budget cuts force teachers out

June 22, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na

Budget cuts affecting an educational INGO that operates in seven refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese border have put additional burdens on refugee families struggling to provide for their children’s schooling. An official at ZOA Refugee Care Thailand, a Netherlands-based ... Read more ►

Repatriation raises many questions and no answers

June 13, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

As talk persists about repatriation of Burmese refugees living along Thailand’s western border, a refugee leader said he sees no possibilty for the safe return of tens of thousands of refugees and displaced persons in the immediate future. Saw Tun, leader of the Mae La ref... Read more ►

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