360 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN’

Overseas Karen Youths Observe Border Situation to Provide Assistance

January 4, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Karen migrant youths living abroad including the United States, Norway, the Netherlands and local Karen youths are cooperating in an observation program along the border areas and the refugee camps. They also provided their assistance there from December 27 to January 15. Le... Read more ►

Over 200 Locals Join 28th Traditional First Harvest Ceremony in Win-Yaw Area

January 4, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

More than 200 local residents took part in the celebration of the 28th Karen traditional new crop harvesting season at Dai-Lut-Ta-Mo-Wong Village under Win-Yaw area of Kyain-seikgyi Township, Karen State on January 1. Nan Shar Si, member of the ceremony organizing committee,... Read more ►

Mutual Trust is Crucial to Maintaining Nationwide Ceasefire, says DKBA Commander-in-Chief

December 26, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Mutual trust plays a key role in the delay to signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), said Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA)’s commander-in-chief General Saw Mo Shay, speaking at an event commemorating the DKBA’s 23rd anniversary at the group’s headquar... Read more ►

Karen Villagers Petition the Quarrying of Lun Nya Mountain

November 28, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Villagers from the Lun Nya Mountain area sent a petition to the Karen State Chief Minister on November 22 to protest companies quarrying rock on Lun Nya Mountain, in Hpa-an township, Karen State. Saw Khite Khite, director at Lun Nya Mountain’s Environment Conservation ... Read more ►

Burma Army Bans Statue of Karen Hero, Saw Ba U Gyi, From Karen New Year Celebrations

November 23, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Local Karen communities’ plans to raise a statue of their hero and martyr, Saw Ba U Gyi, was objected to by Burma Army commanders in the Three Pagoda Pass town of Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District. Committee members in charge of the Karen New Year celebration in Win ... Read more ►

Karen Sepak Takraw Team from New Zealand to Compete in Thailand

November 23, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

They only just received official recognition earlier this month, but in a matter of weeks, a Karen sepak takraw team will be playing their first international match, in Thailand. At the 32nd King’s Cup Sepak Takraw Championship in Thailand the New Zealand men’s national ... Read more ►

In Thai Border Camps, Funding Cuts Leave Refugees in Limbo

November 21, 2017  •  Author: *Kaelyn Lynch

Refugees from Burma are finding it difficult to stay, difficult to go home. In Thailand, funding cuts to refugee camps have left over 100,000 displaced people from Burma to choose between trying to survive in deteriorating conditions and returning to a country not ready to ... Read more ►

Bogalay Massacres Should be Investigated and Commemorated

October 29, 2017  •  Author: Mark Farmner

This month another forgotten anniversary is passing by without official acknowledgement. The 8th of August 1988 is remembered for the nationwide protests and crackdown which followed. Troops opened fire on civilians, estimates put the number of people killed at more than thr... Read more ►

Committee Begins Development of English, Myanmar, and Karen Languages Dictionary

October 18, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

An effort to compile Myanmar’s first dictionary for English, Myanmar, Sgaw Karen, Western Pwo Karen, and Eastern Pwo Karen languages is underway, the project’s organising committee said. The dictionary is intended to keep an up-to-date register of the languages, as w... Read more ►

Fundraisers Held to Support Ei Tu Hta IDPs

October 3, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Hoping to bring relief displaced Karen people whose camp no longer has a source of funding, the Karen diaspora across the border in Thailand staged an emergency fundraising benefit over the weekend. Over 100 people attended the September 30 fundraiser in Mae Sot, which broug... Read more ►

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