Despite Ceasefires Government Troops Use Tanks, Jets and Heavy Artillery – Displaced Climbs To 220,000 In Northern Burma

June 20, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Armed conflict in Kachin and parts of Shan State continues, despite ongoing ceasefire talks between the Burma government and ethnic armed groups, as the toll on civilians grows. Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian organisation delivering frontline assistance to civilians acro... Read more ►

Burma Army and Arakan Army Accused of Violations Against Chin Civilians

June 16, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A human rights organization has accused the Burma Army and an ethnic armed group of abuses and violations against civilians in Southern Chin State. In its report, The Chin Human Rights Organization warned that recent fighting between the Arakan Army and the Burma Army was pu... Read more ►

Shan Human Rights Foundation – Killings, beheading and disappearance of villagers instill fear of return among Kokang refugees

May 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) released a report today, 11 May that documents the results of interviews held with Kokang villagers taking refuge in neighboring China. The Shan Human Rights Foundation report that the refugees “remain fearful of return, due to killi... Read more ►

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 2015 Report To Security Council Calls for Legal Action Against Conflict Related Rapists

May 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a recent released report to the UN Security Council said that there is, ‘a high level of impunity for conflict-related sexual violence perpetrated by State actors’. In his report the UN’s Security Council, the Secretary-General ... Read more ►

Burma Army Officer Punishs and Warns Villagers over Protesting Against Gold Mining Polluting Their Water Sources

April 28, 2015  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Villagers from Ka Htaung Li village who protested against a gold mining operation that polluted their water sources alleged that they were harassed, punished and warned not to do it again by a Burma Army officer. Villagers alleged that Lieutenant Colonel Than Htike, the batt... Read more ►

Karen Soldiers and Gov’t’s Troops Fight In Northern Karen State…Again!

April 27, 2015  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

The Karen National Liberation Army 2nd Brigade based in the Taungoo District confirmed to Karen News that a small firefight between its solders and the government troops happened on April 20. Lieutenant Saw Prah, company commander of the KNLA 2nd Brigade’s security force t... Read more ►

FBR Allege Burma Army Rob and Kill 103 year-old Grandmother

April 25, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Burma Army soldiers from the 88th Division have allegedly killed two civilians, including a 103-year-old, in Kachin State. The incident, which occurred on the 21st of March at around 10:30 in the morning, saw soldiers from two battalions attack Mahtek Village, in Mansi Towns... Read more ►

Government Forces Killing Civilians in Kachin State, says Aid Organisation

April 3, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Free Burma Rangers, a frontline provider of medical aid to displaced civilians in Burma, said that government forces killed a Kachin family of three on the 23 of March. The Kachin conflict erupted in June 2011 when the Burma Army attacked Kachin Independence Army positions, ... Read more ►

UNFC: While Armed Clashes Rage, Peace in Burma Fades

March 30, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The United Nationalities Federal Council issued a statement on Saturday, March 28 stating that it was disappointed that once again political discussions with the Burma government have been sidetracked. The UNFC said that in all its negotiation processes with the government i... Read more ►

DKBA and Burma Army Fighting Forces Kawkareik Traffic to a Standstill

March 12, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Fighting between government troops and soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army broke out yesterday, March 11 at around 2 pm near Kawkareik Town. DKBA sources confirmed to Karen News that the fighting was between the government’s Light Infantry Battalion 231, und... Read more ►

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