56 STORIES TAGGED ‘DISPLACEMENT’

Villagers Flee as Govt Militia Reinforce Mae Tha Wor, Karen State

September 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

As many as 2,000 villagers from 12 villages in Mae Tha Wor areas have fled their villages in fear of being caught in the crossfire between the Burma army, Government backed militia the Border Guard Force (BGF) and the ethnic Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) troops. Arme... Read more ►

*In Fear of Being Forgotten

August 23, 2016  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Despite the recent change of government, displaced Karen people hold little hope for justice while Myanmar’s military maintains its presence in ethnic lands. Monsoon rains drench the cluster of small bamboo huts clinging to the sides of the Salween River bank that sepa... Read more ►

Dr Cynthia Opens New Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot to Continue Providing Healthcare to Migrant Workers and Displaced People from Burma

June 4, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

Mae Tao Clinic located in the Thai border town of Mae Sot in Tak Province officially moved to a new purposed built hospital in an effort to keep providing care to people from Burma unable to access the country’s failed healthcare system. Dr. Cynthia Maung, the founder and ... Read more ►

End of Funding Will Force Ei Tu Hta Karen Displaced Peoples’ Camp To Close

February 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shuang

Funding for thousands of displaced Karen people living at Ei Tu Hta IDP camp face a daunting future as funding will stop in September 2017. Karen News is led to understand that the funding for basic food assistance for the displaced Karen people living at the IDP camp will e... Read more ►

New Burma Army Attacks in Northern Shan State

December 25, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

As the world celebrates Christmas, villagers in northern Burma have fled their their homes in fear Burma Army attacks. Burma Army offensives are underway in northern Shan State, with reports of a village being torched and civilians being used as forced labourers and guides. ... Read more ►

‘Tens of Thousands’ of Civilians Displaced in new Burma Army Attacks

December 16, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A humanitarian aid organisation said that Burma Army offensives during October and November have displaced more than 10,000 civilians,. The Free Burma Rangers, delivers medical aid and monitors conflict areas inside Burma, recorded 92 new armed clashes in parts of Northern S... Read more ►

Burma Government “Illegally” Displacing Civilians in Ethnic Areas

October 7, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s Government is engaged in the illegal displacement of thousands of its own citizens, a leading human rights organization has concluded. The New York based Physicians for Human Rights collected evidence of 8,000 people being relocated against their will to make way f... Read more ►

Karen Groups Deliver Aids to Displaced Civilians in Kawkareik Township

July 24, 2015  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

Karen community-based-organizations have come to the aid of civilians displaced by fighting between government troops and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) in Kawkareik Township. The Karen CBO’s have set up a committee to coordinate the assistance for the displac... Read more ►

Karen State: Fighting Continues – Displaced Civilians Now in Desperate Need of Aid

July 23, 2015  •  Author: Nan Wai Pyo Zar and Sa Isue

Recent fighting between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and Government troops displaced more than 1,000 people from their homes, left them stranded and in urgent need of assistance for food, shelter and other basic items. The villagers fled their homes to avoid being ca... Read more ►

Dawei Project Threatens Livelihood of Locals, Claims Ethnic Women’s Organization

January 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Dawei Special Economic Zone is threatening local peoples’ way of life, according to a report by the Tavoyan Women’s Union. The DSEZ, a joint venture of Thailand and Burma, has faced controversy since it’s inception with local and international human rights organisa... Read more ►

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