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KCC to Campaign for Resumption of Aids to Border Area

September 6, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The Karen Community of Canada (KCC) will conduct international campaigns to resume aids to the refugees in Thai-Burma border and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The KCC’s chair Slone Phan told Karen News on September 4 that the decision was made by delegates from resp... Read more ►

BURMA COURTS: Press Freedom Hammered – Reuters Journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Jailed for Seven Years

September 3, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Press freedom in Myanmar took another battering today when the courts used the colonial-era Official Secrets Act to jail two Reuters journalists for seven years. The journalists, Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, have been locked up in the notorious Insein Prison since their... Read more ►

UN Report: Karen Groups Worldwide – “Time for the International Community to Take Action Against Burma’s Military for its War Crimes…”

September 1, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen Community Worldwide welcomed the UN report calling for the Burma military to be referred to the International Criminal Court to be investigated for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against the country’s ethnic people. The Karen Community... Read more ►

Over 200 IDPs Arrive in Myaing Gyi Ngu after KNLA, Tatmadaw Clashed

September 1, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Over 200 local residents fled to Myaing Gyi Ngu Camp on August 29 after clashes resumed between the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Brigade 5 and the Tatmadaw in Hpapun Township on August 28. “Only [the residents] of Kan Nyi Naung Village arrived yesterday. I heard t... Read more ►

Peace Process Participants, KNU Hold Workshop about NCA

September 1, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Participants of the peace implementation process and the Karen National Union (KNU) are holding a workshop in Law Khee Lar (Lay Wah), Hpa-an District in the Karen State from August 30 to September 2 to review the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) process. Delegates of the... Read more ►

UN Report Calls for Burma Military to be Investigated by International Criminal Court for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

August 29, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

International human rights groups support the UN report call for the Burma military to be investigated by the International Criminal Court. The UN report accuses the Burma military of genocide against the Rohingya living in Rakhine state and said the military were “killing... Read more ►

UNFC Discusses Continuous Participation in Peace Process

August 29, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) held its central executive committee meeting at the Thai-Burma border on Sunday (August 26) to discuss its continuous participation in the ongoing peace process. The Central Executive Committee member U Twan Zaw told Karen News... Read more ►

Refugee Camps: First it was Funding Cuts to Food, Education, Healthcare and Social Work – Now 1,000 Administration Workers to Feel Donors Razor

August 23, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen Refugee Committee claim huge cuts to funding for administration of the Thai-Burma border refugee camps makes it impossible for more than 1,000 camp workers to do their jobs effectively. The KRC, who manage the camps and coordinate service delivery to the Karen refu... Read more ►

Five Killed, Six Injured after Heavy Rain Triggered Land Explosion

August 20, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Five villagers died and six were injured after heavy rain triggered land explosion in Noh Li Village, which is located remotely from the town in western Hpapun Township, Karen State on July 27, according to a report from local residents. “The land explosion took place at 4... Read more ►

Two More Relief Camps Opened for Flood Victims in Hpa-an

August 20, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

After second flooding hit the Karen State’s capital Hpa-an, two more relief camps have been opened in the city and the number of flood victims has increased by over 1,000, the Karen State Department of Disaster Management’s director U Lin Htut said. “The floodwater... Read more ►

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