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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 ►

70,000 Kachin refugees in desperate need

May 10, 2012  •  Author: KIC freelance

Humanitarian groups say displaced refugees living in temporary camps in Kachin State are in desperate need for better shelter as the monsoon season nears. Fighting between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independent Army continues forcing more villagers into camps and increasi... Read more ►

Korean group donate to Karen village primary school

February 14, 2012  •  Author:

A Korea Christian group made the long journey from their homeland to to Kyay Poe Kee village, Hlaingbwe Township in Karen State tearlier this month to make a donation to the at school. (more…) Related Posts:For Naw Bleh Hsi, 9, housework, cooking and child-minding is ... Read more ►

Returning home still a dream

February 5, 2012  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

In November 2010, Hsa Bluh Paw and her family were forced from their home after Burma Army soldiers and a breakaway faction of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army started fighting. Despite the Burma government’s talk of reform and signing ceasefire with ethnic political org... Read more ►

Humanitarian groups deliver aid to Kachin villagers

December 16, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

A humanitarian network comprised of 11 groups from Mandalay delivered humanitarian assistances to children and refugees affected by the ongoing fighting in Kachin State. Ko Ye Yint Kyaw, a member of the humanitarian network – “Children’s Lover Network Group” R... Read more ►

Villagers face fighting, malaria, hunger and displacement

August 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Recent fighting between a breakaway Border Guard Force faction and a group under the control of the Burma Army drove more than 130 villagers in Hlaingbwe Township region from their homes. The villagers are now seeking temporary safety along the Thai Burma border. The fightin... Read more ►

Villagers face famine

August 3, 2011  •  Author: Naw Chamu

Farmers in the Nyaungliebin District of Karen State say the combination of severe weather that destroyed most of their crops and an out-of-control Burma Army stealing their foodstocks and livestock means many people now face starvation. Chamu reports. Villagers in Mone Towns... Read more ►

Border Crisis: No relief in sight

June 10, 2011  •  Author: Blacktown

Teachers in central Karen state had to close their schools when they heard the Burma army were attacking villages in the area. Teacher, Saw Nway Oo, taught primary school at Kwee Ta Eu village until the soldiers fired heavy mortar and artillery shells into the village. “We... Read more ►

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