358 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

Karen New Year – Factions Show Unity

January 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Karen News spoke to people attending New Year celebrations held at Border Guard Force headquarters on the Burma side of the River Moei to ask them what they wanted peace talks to deliver in 2014. Thousands of Karen came the BGF headquarters at Shwe Kokko Myaing village in My... Read more ►

2014 – A Critical Year For Karen People

January 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

As the 2013 draws to an end and as 2014 is heralded in a number of issues remain critical for the Karen people. Rations cuts were introduced in the nine refugee camps along the Thai Burma border. Repatriation of refugees is on the agenda but many international humanitarian ... Read more ►

Thailand’s Most Wanted – General Saw Lah Pwe Now in Hospital

December 29, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The leader of the Karen militia that attacked the Burma Army in Myawaddy in late 2010 and in the resulting firefight forcing thousands of refugees into Thailand has been admitted to a Rangoon hospital for treatment of what is feared maybe cancer. Major General Saw Lah Pwe, a... Read more ►

Refugee Camp Fire Leaves 600 Homeless

December 28, 2013  •  Author:

By Karen News Mae La Refugee Camp officials confirmed that a fire that tore through Zone C of Mae La Refugee camp destroyed as many as 120 houses. Camp officials confirmed to karen News that the fire broke out at around 1.30pm of Friday 27 December. Naw Blooming Night Zan, a... Read more ►

BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Mae La Refugee Camp

December 27, 2013  •  Author:

A fire has destroyed an estimated 102 buildings in Mae La Refugee Camp, 57km north of the Thai town of Mae Sot. Camp officials say the fire broke out in Zone C at the Mae La Refugee Camp today at 1.30pm and lasted until around 3pm. Naw Day Day Poe, joint secretary of Mae... Read more ►

The Karen People Deserve Better

December 23, 2013  •  Author: *Ner Dah Mya

January 2014 marks two years since the Karen National Union signed a temporary ceasefire agreement with Burma’s military, controlled government, and it is time now to reflect on what this agreement has so far achieved in real terms for the Karen people. On the positive sid... Read more ►

Karen Armed Groups Drop Military Parades For 2014 New Year Celebrations

December 21, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The 2014 Karen New Year celebrations will be the first time the event is not marked with a military parade or a demonstration of the ethnic armed groups fighting prowess. All Karen armed groups, except the Karen Democratic Karen Benevolent Army have agreed to hold 2014 New Y... Read more ►

Thai University Bestows Honors Dr Cynthia With Doctorate

December 15, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will present Dr Cynthia Maung, the founder of Mae Tao Clinic with a honorary doctoral degree in recognition of her work with refugee and migrant communities on the Thai Burma border. Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU), Thaila... Read more ►

Govt Confirms Karen Language Will Be Taught In Pago Schools

December 15, 2013  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Regional government officials from Pago confirmed that the Karen language is to be taught in every regional government primary school. Saw Jubilee San Hla, the minister of Pago Division Ethnic Karen Affairs, told Karen News that the teaching of the ethnic language would begi... Read more ►

Karen Human Rights Group Wins Prestigious HR Award

December 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

In a first for humanitarian organisations in Burma, the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) was awarded the Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award from the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, in Taipei on Tuesday December 10. The award is given annually for “significant contri... Read more ►

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