189 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN STATE’

Reconciliation in Burma – A pipedream?

October 29, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

An alliance of humanitarian agencies working with displaced people from Burma say the current, if small signs, of a shift to democratic reform in the country offers an opportunity to resolve ethnic conflict. The alliance, the Thailand Burma Border Consortium’s, annual sur... Read more ►

Burma’s ruling party want Karen recruits

September 21, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

The Union Solidarity and Development Party, Burma’s ruling party are on a recruitment drive to gain party members in Karen State, according to local residents. Local USDP members in Three Pagoda Pass area of Kyain Seikgyi Township in Karen State are campaigning in villages... Read more ►

Karen MP asks for EU aid

September 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

A Karen political party, Plao-Swaw Democratic Party (PSDP) urged the European Union to help civilians in Papun, Kyain Seikygi and southern Kawkariek Township, Karen state. The request comes after Ms Kristalina Georgieva, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Hu... Read more ►

Emergency medicine needed for influenza victims

September 13, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

A severe influenza outbreak among school children in Si Poe Khee village, Pai Kyone Township last week has so far infected more than 40 children. Saw Mu Ka Paw, the Si Poe Khee school’s head master said many children were unable to attend school and people are worried the... Read more ►

DKBA reform

September 12, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

A Democratic Karen Buddhist Army commander told Karen News that the breakaway DKBA factions that refused to give up their Karen identity and come under the direct control of the Burma Army by becoming members of the Border Guard Force have begun restructuring their political... Read more ►

I Am Both Angry And Grateful To The International Community

August 19, 2011  •  Author: Zoya Phan

I don’t think many people in the west have any real understanding of what it is like to be driven out of your country, to have to flee for your life, leaving your possessions, friends, everything you know behind you, and never knowing if or when you will ever being able to... Read more ►

Talk of Peace Marks 61st Karen Martyrs’ Day

August 17, 2011  •  Author: Eh Na

Karen people gathered in the US, UK, Norway, Sweden, Asia, Canada and Ireland and in jungle bases back in their homeland on 12th August, to commemorate their 61st Martyr’s Day. Saw Ehna reports from Karen State. In a jungle base in Southern Burma, 400 supporters from the K... Read more ►

Envoy urges action to end rights abuses in Karen State

June 6, 2011  •  Author: Kweh Say

Ethnic minority communities in eastern Burma continue to endure widespread human rights abuses despite the government’s nominal transition to a civilian government, a UN human rights envoy told reporters in late May. Tomas Quintana, the UN special rapporteur for human rig... Read more ►

Deadly Soil: Burma’s Enduring Landmine Tragedy

June 6, 2011  •  Author: Blacktown

Increased militarization by the Burmese army in Karen state in recent months has further imperiled communities already at risk of injury or death by landmines, in a country described by a 2011 report by the humanitarian organization Geneva Call as “one of the most heavily... Read more ►

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