Mother and Child Reunion – “I Never Lost Hope…”

August 20, 2015  •  Author: *Connor Brown

In August 2011, at Mae Sot General Hospital, a mother found herself facing a choice no parent should have to make. She had given birth three days earlier and walked seven hours from her home in eastern Burma to seek medical treatment for her sick newborn daughter, Naut Nau... Read more ►

People in Need Donates $50,000 to Myanmar Flood Relief

August 13, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The floods in Burma may have stabilized for the moment, but it is forecast that heavy rainfalls will continue to fall across the country during the later stages of August. “The Czech INGO, People in Need’s website have estimated that as many as 1,100,000 people are affec... Read more ►

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 ►


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 ►

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