162 STORIES TAGGED ‘CEASEFIRE’

Peace Without Unity: The Challenge of Peace and Forging Karen Unity Post-KNU Congress

April 13, 2017  •  Author: *Saw Greh Moo

On April 7, the highly anticipated 16th KNU Congress came to an end with the election of a new leadership to drive the organization for the next four years. Unlike many past congresses, the 16th KNU Congress attracted enormous interest from Burma watchers and from the Karen ... Read more ►

IDPs fearful as food rations set to end

March 24, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

With donor-supplied food rations set to stop soon, internally displaced families in Karen State say they are worried about their future, yet have little recourse. Donors are expected to discontinue food aid at five camps in Karen and Shan states as of September in a move tha... Read more ►

Karen National Union Stops Kyaukgyi-Mu The’ Road Expansion

December 17, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The expansion of the 20-mile-long dry season road connecting Kyaukyi – Mu-The’ village in the Pago (Pegu) region has been ordered to to stop by the Karen National Union because they claim that little consultation with villagers has been done. Local Karen National... Read more ►

Burma Army’s War in Kachin, Shan States ‘Escalating’

August 31, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A report by the frontline humanitarian organisation Free Burma Rangers has said that the war in Kachin and Shan States is escalating. The FBR said in a report dated 29 August 2016 that “clashes and infantry assaults backed by mortar attacks are now a daily occurrence, and ... Read more ►

We Need To Negotiate A New Agreement

August 24, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, P’Doh Naw Zipporah Sein, Vice-chairperson of the Karen National Union, discussed the issues and agreements reached at the ethnic armed organization plenary meeting held from July 26 to 30 in Mai Ja Yang, Kachin State. Q: Could you... Read more ►

Ethnic Armed Groups Not Recognized By Thein Sein’s Govt Announce Their Readiness to Join the Pin Long Conference

August 23, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Three ethnic armed organizations not recognized by the previous military backed government as part of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement have said they are prepared to attend upcoming political dialogue if they are invited. The three armed groups – the Myanmar National Tru... Read more ►

Political Parties and CSOs Omitted from Ceasefire Monitoring Committee

July 20, 2016  •  Author: Nan Way Pyo Zar and S'Phan Shaung

Karen State based political parties and civil society groups said that they are not invited to take part at the state level Joint Monitoring Committee-State Level (JMC-S). The state level JMC-S was formed with 16 committee members at the headquarters of the Burma Army 22 Lig... Read more ►

Ethnic Political Parties and Women Group to be Invited to Mai Ja Yang Summit

July 18, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Delegates from ethnic political parties and women groups are to be invited to the plenary ethnic armed groups’ summit scheduled to be held from July 26 to 29 at Mai Ja Yang, Kachin State. The decision to invite ethnic political parties and the women’s groups was decided... Read more ►

KNU Plan to Use Peaceful Means to Solve Htee Khee Checkpoint Tensions

June 28, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A Karen National Union controlled checkpoint is fuelling tension between the Burma Army in southern Burma. The KNU checkpoint at Htee Khee, in Megui/Tavoy District [Tanintharyi Region] had been ordered by the local Burma Army commander to move out last week. The Burma Army o... Read more ►

Japan’s Nippon Foundation Funds 1,250 Low-Cost Houses for Karen IDPs in Karen Armed Groups Controlled Areas

June 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

In an effort to resettle and reintegrate internally displaced communities, the Karen National Union’s local officials are using funding from Japan’s Nippon Foundation to build low-cost housing for displaced people forced from their homes during armed conflict. With fundi... Read more ►

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