37 STORIES TAGGED ‘IDPS’

Kachin people facing human rights abuses

March 1, 2013  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

The Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT) released a statement on Thursday urging the international community to help stop the Burmese government’s consistent human rights violations even as the conflict has stabilized. Moon Nay Li, a spokesperson for KWAT spoke ... Read more ►

Govt’s peace meet – fails to answers questions on conflict or displacement

January 30, 2013  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung (KIC)

Civil society groups voiced their disappointment that the government ministers appointed to its Peace Committee failed to address many of the questions that representatives from 64 community-based-organisations brought to a meeting held at the Myanmar Peace Centre on Sunday.... Read more ►

Thousands of villagers displaced in northern Shan state

November 9, 2012  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Palaung Women’s Organization have estimated that several thousand Palaung villagers from northern Shan state have been displaced in the protracted conflict between the Burma Army and local ethnic armed militia since early 2011 to now. A report ‘The Burden of ... Read more ►

Shan refugees face repatriation to conflict zones inside Burma

September 4, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A coalition of Shan community groups have voiced concern about the repatriation of over 500 refugees from a camp on the northern Thai border into an area of conflict. On August 27th, the Norwegian Refugee Council, part of the Norwegian-led “Myanmar Peace Support Initiative... Read more ►

Norwegian NGO and Burma’s immigration ministry pilot citizen ID program in Karen State

August 7, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s Ministry of Immigration and Population (MOIP) in Hpa-An, Karen State along with the Norwegian Refugee council (NRC), has jointly launched a new program aiming to speed-up the distribution of Citizen Scrutiny Cards (CSC’s) to populations in remote areas of Burma. ... Read more ►

Burma peace funds must do no harm

July 17, 2012  •  Author: Paul Sein Twa

In the past few months, various media reports have quoted some concerns and opinions of KESAN regarding the ongoing peace process in Burma. This statement clarifies and expands upon these issues. Our perspective on the peace process and peace funds Sustainable peace is the... Read more ►

For Naw Bleh Hsi, 9, housework, cooking and child-minding is a daily chore

July 3, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

In a small bamboo hut located at the bottom of a mountain in the Dawna Ranges, that rises in Eastern Burma, a small girl is busy putting firewood in a stove made out of three stones. The girl is, Naw Bleh Hsi, fills the water in a smoke blackened pot and sits it on top of t... Read more ►

Burma’s war in Kachin State leaves thousands stranded on border with China

June 26, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

A report released today in Bangkok by Human Rights Watch accuses Chinese authorities of forcing Kachin refugees back across the country’s border with Burma, amidst escalating conflict between Kachin armed forces and the Burma’s Army. Since open war erupted between the Ka... Read more ►

Displaced Karen people request aid from Norway’s deputy FM

May 31, 2012  •  Author: Sa Aie Tan (KIC)

Internally displaced Karen people from the Kyauk Kyi area, requested Norway’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Torgeir Larsen to help them get food and the freedom to earn their living. Torgeir Larsen, Immigration Minister, Khin Yee and the Karen National Union’s, Col... Read more ►

Norway’s deputy FM to visit displaced Karen people

May 29, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Norway’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Torgeir Larsen, will lead a delegation to the Bago regional town of Kyauk Kyi to meet with internally displaced Karen people today. A number of local Karen National Union sources confirmed to Karen News that the visit will t... Read more ►

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