322 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

Karen State Medical Authorities Confirm One Dead but Treatment Continues of AH1N1 Cases at Hpa-an Hospital

August 18, 2017  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The State Chief physician confirmed at a press conference held on August 15 that one AH1N1 flu positive patient had died at Hpa-an Hospital. Doctor Kyaw Myint, chief physician of the Karen State Public Hospital stated during the press conference that there were two AH1N1 pos... Read more ►

INTERVIEW: Karen Community Leader in Sweden Urges Refugees to Invest Hope in the Next Generation

August 17, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Many Karen refugees from camps along the Thai-Burma border have been resettled in Sweden since 2005 under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s resettlement program. Karen News spoke* with Naw Thida Naing, chair of the Karen Swedish Community, at the ... Read more ►

Mae Sot’s Karen Migrant Community Keep Karen Wrist Tying Alive

August 10, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Hundreds of the Karen migrant community gathered on August 6 in the Thai border town of Mae Sot to celebrate the traditional wrist-tying ceremony at a local monastery. “The tradition of tying white cotton thread around wrists has been passed down through generations and it... Read more ►

Karen Wrist tying Ceremony Celebrated in Kawkareik Township

August 9, 2017  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

Around 2,000 people participated in a traditional Karen wrist tying ceremony in Kawkareik township on August 7. “This white thread tying ceremony [wrist tying ceremony] is as much a part of the Karen national character as our language, literature, customs and culture. We a... Read more ►

KTWG Training Boosts Parents Role in their Children’s Education

August 3, 2017  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

The Karen Teacher Working Group (KTWG) ran a short training for parents of schoolchildren in its effort to raise awareness to get them involved in their children’s education. On the 31st of July, two teachers from the KTWG’s Mobile Teacher Training provided a short t... Read more ►

KNU and Local Aid Workers Urge for Continue Support for IDP Camp

August 2, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Local Karen National Union officials and aid workers are trying to drum up last-minute support for a shelter of internally displaced persons, before it runs out of funding in September. Over 70 representatives from 10 border-based Karen State civil society groups attended a ... Read more ►

Mon State Government to Sponsor Traditional Karen ‘Wrist Tying’ Ceremonies

July 31, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A Mon State official has pledged K16 million (US$11,800) for a traditional Karen wrist trying ceremony, an event celebrating Karen culture and unity. “We are emphasizing development, and trying our best to support tradition and culture,” said Saw Myint Khine, Mon State... Read more ►

More Karen Refugees Resettled in South Korea

July 27, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

South Korea welcomed nearly two dozen Karen refugees to the country this week as part of a three-year resettlement program that began in 2015. The 23 people from the Mae La refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border arrived in Seoul on July 25, joining 86 refugees from Burma al... Read more ►

UN Special Rapporteur Meets with Social Organizations in Kayin State

July 27, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

On her sixth tour of Myanmar, UN human rights expert Yanghee Lee made a stop to meet with Karen social organizations in Hpa-an township, Kayin (Karen) State on July 16. “We discussed issues related to education, health, traditions and culture, women’s rights and rule of ... Read more ►

Karen Women’s Empowerment Group visits Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

June 27, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The Karen Women’s Empowerment Group (KWEG) went on its first excursion to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in Naypyidaw on June 20. A total of 47 village leaders from Hpa-an, Kawkareik, Kyain Seik Gyi and Hlaingbwe Townships in Karen State studied the activities carried out by the P... Read more ►

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