48 STORIES TAGGED ‘IDPS’

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 ►

Karen Community Groups Accused Burma Army of Violating NCA and Displacing Villagers

March 10, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A coalition of Karen community groups accused the Burma army soldiers of breaking the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement and displacing thousands of villagers in Northern Karen State. The Karen Peace Support Network, a network of 29 Karen community-based-organizations issued a s... Read more ►

Burma Army Moves on Karen State – Builds Roads, Occupies Village Land, Displaces Thousands of Villagers and Fights KNLA

March 7, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting broke out between troops from Karen National Liberation Army and the Burma Army in Ler Mu Plaw village tract in Papun (Mutraw) District of Northern Karen State on March 6. The clash caused thousands of villagers in the areas to flee. Padoh Saw Gaw, a standing commit... Read more ►

In Thai Border Camps, Funding Cuts Leave Refugees in Limbo

November 21, 2017  •  Author: *Kaelyn Lynch

Refugees from Burma are finding it difficult to stay, difficult to go home. In Thailand, funding cuts to refugee camps have left over 100,000 displaced people from Burma to choose between trying to survive in deteriorating conditions and returning to a country not ready to ... Read more ►

Fundraisers Held to Support Ei Tu Hta IDPs

October 3, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Hoping to bring relief displaced Karen people whose camp no longer has a source of funding, the Karen diaspora across the border in Thailand staged an emergency fundraising benefit over the weekend. Over 100 people attended the September 30 fundraiser in Mae Sot, which broug... Read more ►

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