88 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN VILLAGER’

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 ►

Ceremony Held to Support Karen Armed Groups Decision to Sign NCA

October 7, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Villagers from villages along Eastern Donna Range gathered at Htee Mae Wah Kee village in Myawaddy Township on October 4th to show their support for the three Karen armed groups who have decided to sign the ceasefire agreement with the government. The Karen armed groups – ... Read more ►

Govt Officials Close Down Karen Groups’ Conference on Development Impacts

September 27, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

Government officials have stopped a Karen community group from holding a conference to discuss the impact of development projects on local communities. Youth Circle (YC), a civil society group working on youth and social issues had planned to release the findings of a report... Read more ►

Karen Villagers – “We Lost Everything In Asia Highway Conflict….”

September 27, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting in early July 2015 between soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and government troops along the Asia Highway, not only forced villagers from their homes, but caused them to lose most of their household belongings and food supplies when fleeing the conf... Read more ►

Buddhist Pagoda Inside Christian Church Compound Increases Religious Tensions in Hpa-an

September 20, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Religion tensions have increased following the building of a Buddhist pagoda in the compound of a Christian church located in Hpa-an Township. Local community and religious leaders are worried that the construction of the pagoda and a temple in the compound of the Baptist ch... Read more ►

Karen Community Groups Demand KNU Take Their Concerns Seriously

September 4, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Karen community groups claim the Karen National Union is ignoring their concerns about the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the government. The claims came at a meeting 15 community-based Karen groups had with the KNU leaders to discuss the nationwide ceasefire agreement.... Read more ►

Mother and Child Reunion – “I Never Lost Hope…”

August 20, 2015  •  Author: *Connor Brown

In August 2011, at Mae Sot General Hospital, a mother found herself facing a choice no parent should have to make. She had given birth three days earlier and walked seven hours from her home in eastern Burma to seek medical treatment for her sick newborn daughter, Naut Nau... Read more ►

Karen Animists: “We Want The Right To Live on Our Land and Worship Our Gods…

July 16, 2015  •  Author: Saw Mort

In 1997 the Burma Army forced Karen people from the Mutraw (Papun) District in Karen State from their homes. Many of these people were practicing animists. During the forced displacement, villagers unable to live on their land were many of their deity’s lived, lost many as... Read more ►

Karen Women’s Group Training Communities To Understand Ceasefires

June 1, 2015  •  Author: Nan Chaung Pawt

A Karen woman’s groups is running training for community-based-organisation to help them understand and identify the different and often conflicting elements in Burma’s ceasefire process. Naw Suzanna Hla Hla Soe, a director of the Karen Women Empowerment Group (KWEG) tol... Read more ►

Villagers Protest Hydropower Dam – “This Is Our Land – We Want It Back…”

May 19, 2015  •  Author: Nan Wai Pyo Zar

Karen villagers whose lands were taken by companies to build a hydropower dam are angry and now want their lands returned. The villagers from the Palet Wa region in Thandaung Township lost their homes and land to a hydro-power dam in Htantabin Township are protesting and dem... Read more ►

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