52 STORIES TAGGED ‘IDPS’

Salween River Flood Damages Homes at Ei Tu Hta IDP Camp

September 10, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Some homes have been inundated and some local residents were forced to flee to safe ground in Ei Tu Hta Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp due to sudden rise of the Salween River on September 5, the camp’s social affairs coordinator Saw Paul Leh Kar Li Lar Mu said to K... Read more ►

KCC to Campaign for Resumption of Aids to Border Area

September 6, 2018  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

The Karen Community of Canada (KCC) will conduct international campaigns to resume aids to the refugees in Thai-Burma border and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The KCC’s chair Slone Phan told Karen News on September 4 that the decision was made by delegates from resp... Read more ►

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – Karen Community Groups Want Respect, Management Rights and Governance Over Ancestral Territories

August 12, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Karen environmentalists demanded the Burma government “to respect and honor indigenous Karen peoples’ governance and management rights over their ancestral territories.” The Salween Peace Park Committee (SPPC) and Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) r... Read more ►

IDPs Run Out of Food in Myaing Gyi Ngu

July 17, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Over 5,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myaing Gyi Ngu in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State have run out of food since July 6 and they are in immediate need of rice and other food supplies, officials from the IDP camp said. Saw Tun, an official in-charge of food supp... Read more ►

Gov’t Urged to Address Root Causes Before Closing Down IDP Camps

June 27, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Ei Tu Hta IDP Supporting Committee issued a statement on June 25 to urge the government to address the root causes of displacement before closing down internally displaced person (IDP) camps. The committee’s spokesperson Padoh Mahn Mahn Mahn said concerns have been rai... Read more ►

First We Bombed Them, Then We Fed Them…

June 14, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

An alliance of democracy activists and civil society organizations in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region called for international diplomats to pressure the Burma government and its high ranking military generals to stop its offensives in the north of t... Read more ►

Myaing Gyi Ngu IDPs in Need for Shelter Materials to Repair Housing before the Monsoon

May 5, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khalain

Myaing Gyi Ngu Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State needs aids to repair roofs in early monsoon season. Although Myaing Gyi Ngu Sayadaw has donated roofing-leaves to repair the roofs in the IDP camps, which house over 5,000 IDPs, some hou... Read more ►

Lay Kay Kaw New Town Suffers from Water Shortage

April 29, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A new town established by the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Karen State government for displaced residents in Myawaddy District, Karen State is currently suffering from water shortage. Water is distributed to Lay Kay Kaw New Town (Myothit) through the pipelines from Tau... Read more ►

More IDPs Arrive in Myaing Gyi Ngu IDP Camp within March

March 24, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Over ten households have recently arrived in Myaing Gyi Ngu Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp in the Karen State, where more than 5,000 IDPs are taking shelter, according to the camp officials. Aye Linn Myat Shin IDP Camp’s in-charge Saw Shwe Tun said 28 people from 1... Read more ►

Hpapun Displaced Residents Pray for Peace, Demand Withdrawal of Tatmadaw Troops

March 24, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Local residents who have fled from the recent fighting in the Karen National Union’s Mu Traw [Hpapun] District held a prayer service for peace at Ler Kho Village of Ler Mu Plaw Village-tract in Lu Thaw Township on March 19 and called on the Tatmadaw to withdraw its troops.... Read more ►

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