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Refugee Activists Discuss Pressure to Return from Thai-Burma border at Chiang Mai Seminar

September 20, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

At a public seminar in Thailand last week, Karen and Karenni officials raised concerns about the increasing pressure for refugees to return from the Thai-Myanmar border as international funding for camps dries up. “The refugees from the Thai-Myanmar border are not ready to... Read more ►

Thai Human Rights Commission Holds Hearing on Coal Mine Pollution and HR Violations in Southern Burma

September 17, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) met on 11 September to hear a complaint against the Ben Chaung Coal Mine. The coalmine is located in the Thanintharyi Region of Burma and three Thai companies are involved. The complaint, filed by representatives of in... Read more ►

Bago JMC Slammed for Lacking Transparency after Dropping Q&A from Public Meet

September 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

What was supposed to be a public forum on the peace process in Bago Region this week turned into more of a lecture when the question and answer portion of the event was cut. The Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee of Bago Region’s September 12 meeting in Kyaukkyi township... Read more ►

Karen Diaspora Group Urges KNU to Review its Position on the Peace Process

September 15, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen diaspora is showing increasing irritation at the Karen National Union’s ceasefire stance. The International Karen Organization (IKO) issued a statement on September 9 calling for a review of the current peace process in order to achieve a genuine political settle... Read more ►

Fighting in Mae Tha Waw Continues to Displace Villagers Making it a Daily Struggle to Feed the 6,000 Homeless

September 4, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Continued fighting between Karen armed groups are forcing more villages into all ready overcrowded displacement camps. Temporary shelters holding displaced villagers in Myaing Gyi Ngu have seen an increase in its population list due to the ongoing skirmishes in Mae Tha Waw a... Read more ►

Refugees From Burma Desperate as International Donors Cut Food Funding from October 2017

August 31, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Refugee advocates on the Thai Burma border have called for international donors to continue funding for refugees and internally displace people in Burma. The Shan State Refugee Committee (Thai Border) issued a statement that pointed out that “food aid we have received has ... Read more ►

Karen State Medical Authorities Confirm One Dead but Treatment Continues of AH1N1 Cases at Hpa-an Hospital

August 18, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The State Chief physician confirmed at a press conference held on August 15 that one AH1N1 flu positive patient had died at Hpa-an Hospital. Doctor Kyaw Myint, chief physician of the Karen State Public Hospital stated during the press conference that there were two AH1N1 pos... Read more ►

Car Accident Put Karen State Chief Minister in Hospital

July 14, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Karen State Chief Minister Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint suffered from injuries in a car crash near Hpa-an on Friday, July 14 at around 7 AM as she was on her way to the birthday ceremony of Sayadaw U Pyinyar Thami, in Tuangalay, Hpa-an, Karen State. The Chief Minister was schedul... Read more ►

Villagers Confused – Want Transparency and Understandable Information on the Propose Kawkareik – Aindu Asia Highway

June 25, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers along the Kawkareik – Aindu road which is now being upgraded to Asia Highway funded by the Asia Development Bank said that they want transparency and more understandable information on the project. The Village Development Committee formed with representatives fr... Read more ►

Karen Community Claims Suu Kyi’s Canada Trip Fails to Address War, Displacement, Refugees or Militarization

June 13, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s State Counsellor, concluded her Canadian tour in Toronto, members of the Karen community claimed she failed to discuss the countries armed conflict, displacement, refugees or the ongoing militarization of the country. Members of the local B... Read more ►

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