40 STORIES TAGGED ‘IDPS’

Despite pilot project, displaced villagers still wary of Burma Army

July 5, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Karen humanitarian groups working with a Norwegian non-government-organization, as part of the Myanmar Peace Support Initiative, plan to start its second phase of a pilot project designed to help displaced Karen people in eastern Burma. The Karen National Union’s Committee... Read more ►

Karen leader: “Not the time to send refugees and displaced back…”

June 6, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s general secretary, Padoh Kwe Htoo Win, in an exclusive interview with Karen News explains why now is not the right time to return refugees or displaced people. “When there is no more fighting and no more human right violations, they [displaced ... Read more ►

Burma Army accused of atrocities in Shan State offensive

April 24, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s military accused of mass human rights abuses in Shan State as President Thein Sien is awarded peace prize and the EU economic sanctions. The Shan Human Rights Foundation has expressed grave concern over new widespread abuses being committed by the Burma Army in rec... Read more ►

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 ►

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