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Suicide Attempts Increase at Mae La Refugee Camp

March 8, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The largest refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border experienced a rash of suicide cases last year, mainly among the youth population, according to a doctor and camp resident. In 2016, there were 57 suicide attempts at Mae La refugee camp, 23 of which resulted in death, accordi... Read more ►

Monastery Roof Destroyed, Quality of Life Ruined, Residents Now Want a Stop to the Taungalay Mountain Quarry’s Daily Explosions

February 25, 2017  •  Author: Saw Kha Hsu Nyar

Local villagers living near the Taungalay Mountain quarry plants to stop the quarry as they claimed it has harmed their villages and environment. The Taungalay quarry plant is located between Upper Kawtyin village tract and Naung Kyan village tract in Hpa-an Township. Saw Za... Read more ►

Myaing Gyi Ngu Displaced People Face Food Shortages, Lack of Medicine, as Support and Donations Stop…

February 25, 2017  •  Author: Saw De Koh De/Karen News

Trucks delivering food assistance to the displaced people at the temporary camps in Myaing Gyi Ngu are now a rare sight. Camp warehouses are almost empty as the more than 3,000 displaced villagers from the Mae Tha Waw area are still unable to return to their homes. The fight... Read more ►

Keeping the Language Alive – Pwo Karen Literacy Advocate Presented with the 2016 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award

February 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Sa Thu Hlaing Win, a Western Pwo Karen literacy advocate from the Irrawaddy delta region is the winner of the 2016 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award. Sa Thu Hlaing Win (also known as Sa Khant Thu Hlaing), was presented with the award at the 9th memorial service of Padoh Mahn... Read more ►

Returning Displaced Mae Tha Wor Villager Loses Lower Leg in Landmine Explosion – Villagers Fear Mines Used by the BGF and DKBA Militias

February 3, 2017  •  Author: K'Hsaw Wah

A displaced villager from the Mae Tha Wor area of Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State stepped on a landmine as he and other villagers returned to their village to check their plantations on January 31. Saw Ophar Ngah, a villager from Htee Noh Hta village in Mae Tha Wor area had ... Read more ►

The Salween Peace Park: A radical, grassroots alternative to development in Karen State

January 17, 2017  •  Author: Hsa Moo

A path has opened for environmental conservationists and rights advocates to strengthen their fight against gold mining and other socially and environmentally destructive projects in the rich forests of Karen State in eastern Myanmar: the Salween Peace Park. The 5,200-sq-km ... Read more ►

Fortify Rights Accuse Burma Authorities and Government of Cutting Aid to Civilians as Bombing Continues – Demands China Does More to Protect Refugees

January 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Fortify Rights, an international human rights organization called on the government of China to offer safe refuge to “thousands of ethnic Kachin civilians fleeing ongoing armed conflict in Myanmar and prevent forced returns.” Fortify Rights in a statement on Friday 13 J... Read more ►

Young Karen Domestic Worker’s Unexplained Death Sparks Concerns in Migrant Community

January 15, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The unexpected death of a young Karen woman found in a Bangkok apartment on January 3, 2017, has raised suspicions among the Karen community. The circumstances surrounding the death of the young woman, Nan Pawt Eh Mwee, 22, (also know as) Nan Htay Htay Oo have left many in ... Read more ►

Karen Health Department and Villagers Set-Up Free Community Clinic

December 22, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Medic Saw Baw Mu Say puts on his rubber gloves and says as he prepares to start cleaning a cut on a patients admitted to the Law Mu Thaw-Ler Mu Per Clinic. “We have treated more than 500 people in less than two months after opening the clinic.” Saw Baw Mu Say reaches f... Read more ►

Burma Army Soldiers Remove Karen National Flag From School

November 23, 2016  •  Author: Sa I Sue

The Karen national flag flown in front of a primary school in the dual administration areas of Win Ye Township was taken down by Burma Army soldiers operating in the areas. Local KNU officials confirmed to Karen News that the incident took place on November 11, at Konekhaing... Read more ►

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