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Rice Farmers Hit By 40% Crop Lost

Farmers along the Done-Tha-Mi River face severe rice shortages this year due to wet season flooding. Farmers in Mon State and Karen State claim this years rice harvest is almost less than half and blame floodwaters for the shortage. Naw Ya Pu, a villager from Kya-Thaung-Seik in the eastern part of the Done-Tha-Mi River in Hpa-An Township spoke to Karen…

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Villagers face famine

Farmers in the Nyaungliebin District of Karen State say the combination of severe weather that destroyed most of their crops and an out-of-control Burma Army stealing their foodstocks and livestock means many people now face starvation. Chamu reports. Villagers in Mone Township, Nyaungliebin District, Karen State, from both the lowland and the highland areas, are facing food scarcity. Unseasonable rains…

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