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Funding Cuts Force Refugee Camp Education Programs to Close – Others Struggle to Survive

June 11, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Karen education officials warn cuts to refugee camp programs are forcing schools to close. Higher education schools in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border are running out of funding, are struggling to keep open and face pressure to relocate back to Burma. Officials fro... Read more ►

Australian Karen Community Urge Foreign Minister to Pressure Suu Kyi and Burma’s Military to Stop Rights Violations

May 31, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Australian Karen Organisation wrote to Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop to ask her to use her position to pressure Burma’s government and its Army to immediately withdraw its soldiers from ethnic regions. The AKO explained in its letter to Ms Bishop, that ... Read more ►

Australia Karen Join Global Protest against Burma Army Attacks on Villagers

May 25, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Australian Karen Organization rallied outside the Burmese Embassy in Canberra to protest against the Burma Army’s recent attacks on villages in Karen State. Members of the Australian Karen community travelled from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to protest. The Australi... Read more ►

Testimony Burma Army Offensives Using Kachin Civilians as Human Shields and Mine Sweepers

May 25, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Kachin Woman’s Association Thailand issued a statement on May 15, 2018 contradicting claims made by Burma Army commanders that recent offensives against the Kachin Independence Army did not target civilians. The statement said KWAT interviews with displaced people had ... Read more ►

Displaced Mutraw Villagers Can’t go Home – ‘Temporary Stop’ of Road Building Agreement Favors Burma Army Until End of Wet Season

May 24, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Despite Burma Army promises to withdraw its soldiers and stop a construction of a contentious road at the center of the military conflict, thousands displaced villagers are unable to return to their villages in northern Karen State. In an interview with Karen News, Padoh Saw... Read more ►

LNG Project Awaits Consent from Gov’t, Locals to Install Power Lines Across Two Townships in Karen State

May 21, 2018  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Total will install overhead power transmission lines across two townships in the Karen State to transmit power from the LNG (liquefied natural gas) power plant in Kanbauk area of Yebyu Township in the Tanintharyi Region to a 500 kV substation in the Bago Region, according to... Read more ►

KNU and Burma Army Thrash Out Agreement to Temporary Stop Road Building in Northern Karen State – Displaced Villagers to Return

May 19, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A Karen National Union delegation led by its chairman, General Saw Mutu Sae Po met unofficially with Burma Army’s Senior General, Min Aung Hlaing, to discuss the fighting in the Papun area of Northern Karen State. The KNU and the Burma Army met on Thursday, May 17 at the Y... Read more ►

Karen Army Warns War is Close, if Government Troops Continue to Violate Ceasefire Agreement

May 15, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s army released a statement voicing its frustration and disappointment in national peace talks with Burma’s government and its military. The KNLA accused the government of using road building as a strategy to complete its attempts to militarize K... Read more ►

Thailand Transfers 93 Returning Refugees to Burma Government

May 9, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Thai government has transferred 93 Myanmar refugees from five refugee camps to Burma government on May 7 under the bilateral agreement on the voluntary repatriation of the refugees from Thailand. The refugees living in Mae La, Umpiem, Nu Po, Ban Don Yang, and Mai Nai Soi... Read more ►

UNHCR Organizes Repatriation of 161 Refugees from Thai camps

May 6, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has finalized voluntary repatriation for 161 refugees that will begin on May 7th from five refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border. UNHCR sources stated that this is the second batch of refugees that will be voluntary... Read more ►

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