87 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN VILLAGER’

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 ►

Monastery Roof Destroyed, Quality of Life Ruined, Residents Now Want a Stop to the Taungalay Mountain Quarry’s Daily Explosions

February 25, 2017  •  Author: Saw Kha Hsu Nyar

Local villagers living near the Taungalay Mountain quarry plants to stop the quarry as they claimed it has harmed their villages and environment. The Taungalay quarry plant is located between Upper Kawtyin village tract and Naung Kyan village tract in Hpa-an Township. Saw Za... Read more ►

Our River…, Our Life…

November 13, 2016  •  Author: Saw Doo Plout and Karen News

Plans to build dams on the Salween River by the Burma government, China and Thailand threatens millions of villagers and animals that depend on the free flowing river for their living, food sources and as a vital transport link. The Salween River is one of Asia’s great riv... Read more ►

KNU Make 200 Related Drug Arrests in Three Months – Villagers Want More

August 23, 2016  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

The Karen National Union increased its efforts in its anti-narcotic crackdown saw more than 200 drug dealers and users arrested in the three months from June to August, 2016. Padoh Saw Maung Shwe, chairman of Win Yay (Woraw) Township, Dooplaya District said that the KNU is s... Read more ►

*In Fear of Being Forgotten

August 23, 2016  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Despite the recent change of government, displaced Karen people hold little hope for justice while Myanmar’s military maintains its presence in ethnic lands. Monsoon rains drench the cluster of small bamboo huts clinging to the sides of the Salween River bank that sepa... Read more ►

Japan’s Nippon Foundation Funds 1,250 Low-Cost Houses for Karen IDPs in Karen Armed Groups Controlled Areas

June 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

In an effort to resettle and reintegrate internally displaced communities, the Karen National Union’s local officials are using funding from Japan’s Nippon Foundation to build low-cost housing for displaced people forced from their homes during armed conflict. With fundi... Read more ►

MPT and Telenor Telephone Companies Fail to Get Permission – Run Cable Tunnels Through Farm Lands and Homeyards

May 17, 2016  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Villagers in Karen State are upset tunnels dug on their land for international and local telecommunication companies was done without permission. Naung Ka Myaing villagers in Hpa-an township, Karen State are now demanding and official clarification and paperwork about the ca... Read more ►

KNU: No Decision to Build Hydro-power Dam – Karen Communities Continue Opposing the Project

May 9, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

In an effort to create more understanding on the proposed hydro-power dam on Baw Ka Hta River in Kyaukyi Township, the Karen National Union held a consultation meeting with community organizations on May 6 in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. The Baw Ka Hta hydro-power dam pr... Read more ►

Wheelchair Brings Hope to Saw Beebe

April 8, 2016  •  Author: Saw Black Town

Saw Beebe, lies flat on his stomach on the family’s wooden floor, and for the last two years that is how he has spent most of his time looking at his now restricted world. He misses going outside and all the childhood activities that his illness now denies him. Saw Beebe, ... Read more ►

End of Funding Will Force Ei Tu Hta Karen Displaced Peoples’ Camp To Close

February 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shuang

Funding for thousands of displaced Karen people living at Ei Tu Hta IDP camp face a daunting future as funding will stop in September 2017. Karen News is led to understand that the funding for basic food assistance for the displaced Karen people living at the IDP camp will e... Read more ►

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