77 STORIES TAGGED ‘KACHIN’

Dam projects must be suspended until peace achieved, say environmental orgs

March 16, 2017  •  Author: Karennews

In downtown Mawlamyine Capital of Mon State, a crowd of 200 gathered on March 14 to stage a protest against hydropower projects in conflict zones. Marking the International Day of Action for Rivers, the demonstrators called for the government to reassess building large-scale... Read more ►

Families of Kachin Teachers Raped and Murdered Still Waiting for Justice: UK Petition Calls on British Government to Take Action

January 22, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Human Rights activists, Burma Campaign UK delivered a petition to the British government to do more to help stop the rape of ethnic women in conflict divided Burma. Burma Campaign UK released a statement to mark the two years since the rape and murder of two Kachin teachers ... Read more ►

Fortify Rights Accuse Burma Authorities and Government of Cutting Aid to Civilians as Bombing Continues – Demands China Does More to Protect Refugees

January 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Fortify Rights, an international human rights organization called on the government of China to offer safe refuge to “thousands of ethnic Kachin civilians fleeing ongoing armed conflict in Myanmar and prevent forced returns.” Fortify Rights in a statement on Friday 13 J... Read more ►

Burma Army Uses Jets Against Kachin and Wounded KIA Soldiers Claim Government Forces Using Chemicals in Attacks

October 10, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Free Burma Rangers, a frontline humanitarian organization, released a report detailing the recent use of jet fighters by the Burma Army against the Kachin Independent Army. The FBR said that on October 7 “two Burma Army fighter jets dropped four bombs on Gidon Post”... Read more ►

*Amid war, Kachin rebels expand education system for IDPs

July 31, 2016  •  Author: Htet Khaung Linn

MAI JA YANG, Kachin State (Myanmar Now) – It’s nearly dinner time at the dormitory in Mai Ja Yang and teachers are busy in the kitchen, while several teenagers are lounging on benches outside the building in this Kachin rebel-controlled town on the Myanmar-China bord... Read more ►

Villagers Killed in Burma Army Attacks

April 22, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A Burma Army attack on a village on the Shan-Kachin State border has seen civilians targeted and killed, according to a report by the front line humanitarian organisation Free Burma Rangers. The attack happened on the 30th of March at Pang Hka village. During the attack a 70... Read more ►

Human Rights Organisation Allege Government ‘Cover-up’ at the “Highest Levels” in Murder Investigation

January 21, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army covered up evidence that members of its armed forces may have raped and murdered two young Kachin teachers last year, a report released by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) alleged. The report, entitled ‘Justice Delayed, Justice Denied,’ pre... Read more ►

*Kachin Displaced Pin Their Hopes On New NLD Government

January 15, 2016  •  Author: Thin Lei Win/Myanmar Now

Lives in limbo for over four years, many hope the new government will prioritise peace in Kachin so they could go home MYITKYINA, Myanmar (Myanmar Now) – For more than six months in 2011, Ywe Ja refused to leave her home in Myanmar’s Kachin State despite heavy fight... Read more ►

Burma Army Attacks Blocking Nationwide Ceasefire, Civil Society Groups Warn

October 15, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Ongoing Burma Army offensives in Shan and Kachin State are blocking key armed groups from signing a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, the community based organisation, the Women’s League of Burma warned. The NCA is set to be signed on October 15, but only eight armed groups ... Read more ►

July Sees Ongoing Government Offensives in Kachin and Shan States

August 16, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army is continuing with concerted military offensives in ethnic areas says a report by the frontline humanitarian organisation, Free Burma Rangers. Burma Army soldiers attacked Mali Yang in Northern Shan State and villagers have reported human rights abuses includi... Read more ►

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