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More IDPs Arrive in Myaing Gyi Ngu IDP Camp within March

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 14 households from Par Pa Lo Khee Village under Hlaingbwe Township arrived in Myaing…

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

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. Around 1,000 residents from over 20 villages in Ler Mu Plaw,…

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

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 statement on March 9, alleging the Burma Army violated the National Ceasefire Agreement. The Karen Peace Support Network said the Burma…

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

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 committee member of the Karen National Union’s Mutraw district confirmed to Karen News…

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In Thai Border Camps, Funding Cuts Leave Refugees in Limbo

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 receive them. The refugees are spread throughout 9 camps perched on Thailand’s southwest border with…

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Fundraisers Held to Support Ei Tu Hta IDPs

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 brought together artists, musicians, and Karen culture organizations. International donor funding for the Ei Tu Hta…

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Financial Assistance Dries Up at the Ei Tu Hta IDP Camp

Despite appeals for emergency funding, a displaced persons camp in the northern Karen State has received no additional cash and anticipates its finances have dried up by the end of September, officials said. At the beginning of September, the Ei Tu Hta IDP Camp Supporting Committee submitted letters to international donors requesting that financial support be extended. The committee told…

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Vaccination Drive Limited by Uncooperative Parents at Myaing Gyi Ngu IDP camp

Karen State health officials this week completed the third and final round of vaccines for children living at an internally displaced persons camp, but were unable to inoculate everyone due to uncooperative parents, health officials said. Around 400 children under five at the Myaing Gyi Ngu Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp were inoculated against tuberculosis, tetanus, chickenpox, diphtheria, pertussis, hepatitis…

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Displaced Children at Myaing Gyi Ngu IDP Camp Vaccinated

Over 200 children at the Myaing Gyi Ngu internally displaced persons camp have received their first ever inoculations this week, amid a joint vaccination drive by the Karen Department of Health and Welfare and the state health department. Between July 4-6 children under five were given a slew of vaccines protecting against tuberculosis, tetanus, chickenpox, diphtheria, pertussis, hepatitis B, pneumococcal…

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Thousands of Displaced Karen Villagers Call for Burma Army to Get Off Their Land

Today, while the peace dialogue in Nay Phyi Daw resumes for its second round, displaced Karen villagers in remote areas of northern Karen State staged a protest over the Burma Army occupying their lands and preventing their safe return. The protest took place at Ei Tu Hta, an internally displaced people camp situated on the Salween River in Papun district.…

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