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 ►

As Japan’s Aid Money Pours In – Community Groups Raise Concerns*

July 15, 2014  •  Author: John Arterbury

When three villagers from rural Myanmar visited Tokyo earlier this month they came equipped with an unusual itinerary. Rather than spend time exploring the city’s urban jungle, the first trip any of them made out of Southeast Asia was to hand-deliver a complaint letter to ... Read more ►

Burma Army Offensive Displaces Thousands, Amidst Reports of Rape and Shooting of Civilians

April 23, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Reports of rape and the murder of two civilians have emerged following a Burma Army offensive in parts of Kachin State and Shan State, that has also led to more than three thousand civilians displaced in the attacks. The frontline humanitarian organisation, Free Burma Ranger... Read more ►

Burma Army Attacks Displace 1,800 people

April 15, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army attacked the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) positions on Thursday 10 April. The 10-hour Burma Army offensive took place in the La Gat Yang and Man Win areas on the Kachin-Shan border. A report released by a humanitarian organization, the Burma Free Rangers, do... Read more ►

DKBA Helps At Risk Displaced Villagers

February 18, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) has invited villagers displaced by the Burma Army to stay with them. The DKBA has told villagers from the Tha-Mee-Lay village, Hle-Gu Township, to come and stay with them after the villagers were forced from their homes by the Burm... Read more ►

“Displaced, Relocated And Our Land Given To Companies…”

January 9, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

State-run oil and rubber plantations are blocking displaced Karen villagers from returning to their original land. Since the ceasefire between the Karen National Union and the Burma government in 2012 dispossessed villagers in the Tanintharyi region have begun to return to ... Read more ►

Burma Army: Looting, Intimidation, Displacement in Kachin State

December 24, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Burma Army units in Kachin State are looting the rice rations of internal displaced people (IDP’s), and have fired on a group of villagers in at least one occasion last month, reports the Free Burma Rangers, a frontline humanitarian organization. The FBR lists and dates th... Read more ►

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