305 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA’

US Embassy Rangoon Give $600,000 To Help Burma’s Flood Victims

August 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry announced that his government would give “US$600,000 for immediate response through USAID’s Office of Foreign Assistance (OFDA)” for Burmese people affected heavy rains and flooding that has devastated most of the countr... Read more ►

Local People, Monks, Temples, Clinics and District Offices Donate To Help Burma’s Flood Victims

August 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The floods that have devastated Burma and affected as many as one million people have galvanised support from around the world. The US has donated US$600, 000, China has sent ‘experts’ in disaster relief and the European Commission have contributed US$606,000 in aid to t... Read more ►

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PLEDGES €1 MILLION IN FLOOD AID

August 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The European Commission has pledged €1 million ($US 1.97 million) in emergency aid to help Burma’s flood victims. The promise of aid comes as tropical cyclone Komen battered the country leaving at least 69 people dead and affecting as many as 1 million people. Christos S... Read more ►

Thai Border Community Donates Aid Worth 750 Million Kyats To Burma’s Flood Victims

August 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Thai people from Thailand’s border province of Tak, have donated aid worth 750 million kyat in relief items through the Mae Sot-Myawaddy border crossing in Karen State for the people affected by the severe flooding throughout Burma. Mr Sumchai Katiyasanti, governor of Tak ... Read more ►

Border Based Group Come Together To Help Burma’s Flood Victims

August 6, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Thai-Burma border based Emergency Assistance and Relief Team (EART) has opened a donation center to accept aid for Burma flood victim. The EART is made up of community groups to provide emergency aid – members include Mae Tao Clinic, Burma Medical Association, Back... Read more ►

Number of Political Prisoners Released since 2014 ‘disappointing’ amid new ‘crackdown’ on dissidents

August 2, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The number of political prisoners that have been released since 2014 is incredibly low given the number of overall prisoners released during that same period, an organisation representing political prisoners has said. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma... Read more ►

Floods Cause Havoc in Border Refugee Camp and Throughout Burma

August 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Weeks of non-stop heavy rain have caused flash flooding throughout Burma and northern Thailand. Residents in the Ma Ra Moe Refugee Camp on the Thai Burma border were terrified as flood waters swamped 30 houses. Aid vehicles were unable to get into Section 6 of the Camp as r... Read more ►

Despite Fighting – Karen Community Groups Step Up Efforts on Election Voting Awareness

July 22, 2015  •  Author: Nan Wai Pyo Zar

Community-based-organizations in Karen State are coming together to increase their efforts to educate people about voting in the national elections to be held on November 8, 2015. A workshop on voter education, led by the Nyein Civil Organization was held together with Karen... Read more ►

KHRG: Land Theft Continues to Rise in Karen State

July 22, 2015  •  Author: Joe Warren

Land confiscation in Karen state has continues to increase according to a new report from the Karen Human Rights Group. The KHRG report titled, “With only our voices, what can we do?” was released on July 15 in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. The report documen... Read more ►

Karen Political Party To Contest All Karen State Constituencies

July 20, 2015  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A senior member of the Hpa-an based, Plone-Sgaw Democratic Party (PSDP), a Karen political party, said that they are planning to contest all constituencies in Karen State for the November 8, 2015 general election. Speaking to Karen News, the party’s vice-chairman Mahn ... Read more ►

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