Water Tests Prove Village Water Has High Levels Of Arsenic and Lead

December 23, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Environmental researchers have found village water sources close to a tin mining operation in Southern Burma have dangerous levels of lead and arsenic. Independent community-based researchers from Kamoethway, east of Dawei Town, working with an environmentalist expert from ... Read more ►

UNFC: Govt’s containment policy cause of fighting in Kachin State

November 22, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Hsu Nyar

The ethnic alliance, the United Nationalities Federal Council, blamed the government for the fighting in Kachin State. The UNFC said the ongoing fighting in kachin State is a result of the government’s territorial containment policy in ethnic states. The UNFC said that tho... Read more ►

Burma Army Patrols Unsettle, Resettled Displaced Karen

November 17, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Despite being resettled, displaced Karen villagers in Thar Mae Plaw, in southern Burma, are still living in fear after the Burma Army repeatedly entered their newly resettled site. Saw Honny, a relief worker helping the displaced to resettle in Thar Mae Plaw spoke to Karen N... Read more ►

Human rights take a back seat as conflict continues

October 13, 2013  •  Author: Henry Zwartz and Saw Blacktown

The human rights situation in Burma is moving too slowly, says Fortify Rights a non-profit human rights organization based in Southeast Asia, with positive political progress being undermined by a festering civil war in the country’s north. “Positive political changes ha... Read more ►

Shan groups claim Burma Army using landmines and brute force to secure oil and gas projects

April 8, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

More than 1,000 villagers have fled in the face of new operations by the Burma Army against the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N), said the Shan Human Rights Foundation. “Atrocities by Burmese troops in a new military operation against the SSA-North have caused over 1,000 vill... Read more ►

Shan groups warn of mass displacement if conflict breaks out

April 4, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

A Shan environmental organization warned that the recent increase military tension between the Burma Army and the ethnic armed group, the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N), could destroy cease-fire agreements and result in conflict that could cause massive displacement in Northe... Read more ►

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 ►

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