20 STORIES TAGGED ‘LANDMINES’

Returning Displaced Mae Tha Wor Villager Loses Lower Leg in Landmine Explosion – Villagers Fear Mines Used by the BGF and DKBA Militias

February 3, 2017  •  Author: K'Hsaw Wah

A displaced villager from the Mae Tha Wor area of Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State stepped on a landmine as he and other villagers returned to their village to check their plantations on January 31. Saw Ophar Ngah, a villager from Htee Noh Hta village in Mae Tha Wor area had ... Read more ►

Maimed by Landmines, Karen Villagers Join Soldiers to Commemorate World Disability Day

December 17, 2016  •  Author: Saw De Koh De

The International Day of Persons with Disability was celebrated for the first time in honor of Karen villagers and soldiers who lost limbs during Burma’s civil war. The ceremony was held at Maw Per Kho village, Hlaing Bwe Township of Pa-an District. Saw Nay Kaw, an organiz... Read more ►

Landmine Kills Three Burma Army and BGF Militia Soldiers Near Karen State’s Famous Tourist Spot, the Kyone Htaw Waterfall

November 28, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A Burma Army officer, two soldiers from both the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force, were killed by blast mines in the recent conflict area near Kyone Htaw Waterfall, Mae Tha Wor, Karen State, on November 22, 2016. The mine fatalities happened after months o... Read more ►

German Tourists and Local Guide Injured in Burma Landmine Blast

April 29, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Three people were wounded when a landmine exploded as they were sightseeing in Northern Burma on Tuesday 26 April. The three people were two German tourists and their local guide. The area where the explosion took place is close to where the Burma Army is fighting with an et... Read more ►

*Landmines: Myanmar’s hidden menace

April 29, 2016  •  Author: David Doyle

Across Myanmar landmines pose a daily threat of death and disability, but five years after the transition to democracy began, an official clearance programme has yet to get underway. KYAUKKYI, Myanmar (Myanmar Now) – Two years ago, Kyar Yin was in the forest near his v... Read more ►

Karen State: Landmine Kills Six-Year-Old Girl And Critically Injures Five Villagers

May 28, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A six-year-old girl was killed and five villagers wounded by a landmine in U Mu Ta village, Hlaingbwe Township, two kilometers away from the Thai Burma border on Sunday May 25. The injured villagers are now in a Thai Hospital. According to sources from the Karen Department ... Read more ►

A long war’s lingering reminder

April 4, 2014  •  Author: John Arterbury

For villagers in southeastern Burma, a tentative 2012 ceasefire between ethnic Karen rebels and the government has yet to address an intractable threat that lurks along their trails, in their rice paddies and even dangling from branches – landmines and unexploded ordinance... Read more ►

Burma’s Hidden Dangers

April 4, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

At Mae Tao Clinic’s Prosthetic Department on the Thai-Burma border, the overwhelming majority of patients are land mine victims from Burma, human proof of the ongoing toll of more than six decades of armed conflict. 
Two men and a woman sit silent watching their new legs... Read more ►

Kayah (Karenni) Groups To Run Landmine Awareness Campaign

March 28, 2014  •  Author: S’Phan Saung

Kayah civil society organizations plan to run a landmine education awareness campaign in Kayah (Karenni) State using grants awarded by the US Embassy in Rangoon. A total of six Kayah civil society organizations plan to carry out the mine risk education according Khu K’... Read more ►

Now Is Not The Time For Refugee Returns

March 13, 2014  •  Author: *Ner Dah Mya

The Karen refugees in Thailand could be facing a new situation before we even know of it! Over the past years foreign donors and NGOs have chosen to abandon the border area and direct their support and aid through Rangoon via government-controlled agencies. The thinking is t... Read more ►

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