FBR: Situation for Kachin Refugees Remains Dire

June 16, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Thousands of displaced civilians fleeing conflict between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in Kachin State, now face a life of extreme hardship with little to no access to food, medicine, clothing and in appalling living conditions. Free Burma Ra... Read more ►

Govt militia in shooting incident at border tax gates

May 11, 2013  •  Author: S’ Phan Shuang (KIC)

A soldier from the government’s controlled Border Guard Force (BGF) is alleged to have repeatedly fired his gun at a boat loaded with cement bags at a tax gate on the River Moei on the Thai-Burma Border. The incident happened on May 7 at tax gate 14 and involved a soldier ... Read more ►

Burma Army takes Shan military camp as nine villages evacuate

May 11, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

A heavy artillery offensive by the Burma Army against a Shan armed group resulted in residents of nine villages being evacuated. Local sources told Karen News that following the Burma Army’s artillery bombardment on May 9 the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State ... Read more ►

Myaing Gyi Ngu residents flee from DKBA and Govt militia fighting

May 2, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Myaing Gyi Ngu villagers have fled fighting between the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and the government-controlled militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF). A Myaing Gyi Ngu resident said that the fighting started on April 27 and forced villagers from Shwe Nardar Myaing, Pido... Read more ►

DKBA and Govt militia fighting kills one and wounds one

April 30, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) based at a monastery in Myaing Gyi Ngu village, Hlaing Bwe Township, Karen State, was twice attacked by a the Border Guard Force (BGF) on April 28. A source close to the DKBA, who asked not to be named, told Karen News that fighting ... Read more ►

Kachin Women’s Group Condemns Burma Army Attacks

March 4, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

A report by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) documents civilian casualties from Burma Army attacks in Kachin areas, and urges the international community to ramp up pressure on Burma’s government to stop the attacks. The report states that civilians are get... Read more ►

Ceasefire, but BGF ambush KNLA – wounding one soldier and one civilian

January 29, 2013  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Fighting broke out between the government’s Border Guard Force militia and the Karen National Liberation Army close to Mae La Hta village in Papun Township, Karen State. The conflict erupted last week wounding two in the conflict – a KNLA soldier and a civilian. KNLA sou... Read more ►

Burma’s government continues with air and artillery strikes

January 21, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s Army launched new air and artillery strikes against the Kachin Independence Army on the 18th of January despite the government announcing a ceasefire to begin 6am on Saturday. Humanitarian groups monitoring the situation from inside Kachin State said air strikes ... Read more ►

Govt uses ceasefire as tactic to deflect international concerns

January 21, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Two of Burma’s most significant opposition alliances have united to condemn the government’s escalation of the Kachin conflict and criticize the ceasefire it announced on Saturday. The United Nationalities Federal Council and The National Council of the Union of Burma ha... Read more ►

Burma military expands conflict in Kachin State with air power

January 14, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Since December, Burma Army’s use of helicopter gunships and jets to support ground offensives against Kachin Independence Army (KIA), with civilians being killed in the crossfire. New offensives
have opened in Lajayang, Pang Wa, and Nam San Yang. The humanitarian organis... Read more ►

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