54 STORIES TAGGED ‘DISPLACEMENT’

Thousands of villagers displaced in northern Shan state

November 9, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Palaung Women’s Organization have estimated that several thousand Palaung villagers from northern Shan state have been displaced in the protracted conflict between the Burma Army and local ethnic armed militia since early 2011 to now. A report ‘The Burden of ... Read more ►

Displaced Karen people request aid from Norway’s deputy FM

May 31, 2012  •  Author: Sa Aie Tan (KIC)

Internally displaced Karen people from the Kyauk Kyi area, requested Norway’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Torgeir Larsen to help them get food and the freedom to earn their living. Torgeir Larsen, Immigration Minister, Khin Yee and the Karen National Union’s, Col... Read more ►

Villagers to be evicted to make way for Dam

May 30, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers who will be evicted from their homes in the east of Tavoy to make way for a Chinese company’s dam construction claim the Burma government and the Karen National Union (KNU) have ignored their pleas to stop the construction. Saw Ko, a villager from the east of Tav... Read more ►

Dam to destroy Karen villages

January 26, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Karen people in Theyetchaung Township, Tavoy, in southern Burma, claim they will be forcibly evicted from their homes by government authorities to make way for the construction of a dam. Htee Ler Klay (also known as Da Thway Kyauk) villagers say that on November 18, 2011, a ... Read more ►

Humanitarian groups deliver aid to Kachin villagers

December 16, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

A humanitarian network comprised of 11 groups from Mandalay delivered humanitarian assistances to children and refugees affected by the ongoing fighting in Kachin State. Ko Ye Yint Kyaw, a member of the humanitarian network – “Children’s Lover Network Group” R... Read more ►

Burma Army bomb civilians out of their village

November 6, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The humanitarian organization, Committee of Internally Displaced Karen People, say the Burma Army bombed and shelled residents from their Khaw T’Khaw village, east of the Thoutyaykhat River in Tandaung Township. According to a CIDKP member, the Burma Army Infantry Batt... Read more ►

Reconciliation in Burma – A pipedream?

October 29, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

An alliance of humanitarian agencies working with displaced people from Burma say the current, if small signs, of a shift to democratic reform in the country offers an opportunity to resolve ethnic conflict. The alliance, the Thailand Burma Border Consortium’s, annual sur... Read more ►

Environmental groups call on government to stop Salween River dams

October 10, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

A Burma environmental watchdog has called for the government to stop dam projects on the Salween River as they did to the Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River. Burma River Network, an environmental group monitoring Burma’s rivers says the Myitsone Dam will see the r... Read more ►

Burma women’s group calls for peace

September 26, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei

The Women League of Burma has called for an end to the civil war and atrocities with other six points of recommendation to the Burma government in their statement released on 21st September to mark the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. The WLB’s statement agree... Read more ►

Villagers killed in Burma Army attack

August 31, 2011  •  Author: Nan Sunday Htoo Khin

Villagers who witnessed two civilians killed last week say Burma Army soldiers on a search and kill mission fired indiscriminately into a jungle hiding site killing the two civilians in Southern Burma, on August 21. A local Karen National Union source from Mergui-Tavoy Distr... Read more ►

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