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The KNU, an ethnic armed organization and a signatory of the NCA, issued its statement pressuring the military to issue an official declaration of its commitment to a federal democracy and to withdraw from politics. The KNU said the NCA presented many challenges throughout its implementation process, but the worst was when the military staged its coup on February 1,…

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Northern Karen State: Burma Army Increase its Troops and Begins Shelling Villages

A KNU source confirmed to Karen News the Burma Army has begun to fire heavy artillery into civilian areas. The KNU source said Burma Army troops sent to Hpapun-Kamamong area are from the Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 404 and LIB (406) that come under the Military Operations Command #8. The 5th Brigade, Karen National Liberation Army spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Saw…

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Burma Army Abuses Increase During Mobile Network Shut Downs in Thaton District

In early September 2021, Thaton Districts villagers reported while mobile phone networks were shut down the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF) increased its attacks. Saw Kay*, a community leader said as soon as mobile networks were blocked on September 16, the Burma Army and BGF soldiers subjected villagers to a campaign of terror. “MPT, Telenor…

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Burma’s Humanitarian Emergency – Fund Community-Based Organisations Direct – INGO Processes Too Slow

Most international NGO’s have fled Burma, leaving local community groups to do the best they can with limited resources. A briefing paper published on October 4, 2021 – No where to run: Deepening Humanitarian Crisis in Burma – highlights the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Kachin, Karen, Karenni (Kayah), Chin and Rakhine States. The briefing paper, the work of 10 civil…

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Mohibullah’s Murder Sends Deadly Message to Human Rights Defenders

Naw Htoo Htoo, program director at the Karen Human Rights Group, voiced her concerns and explained to Karen News why the killing of Mohibullah has highlighted the lack of protection for human rights defenders. “We support the call for investigation into the assassination of Mohibullah and at the same time call for justice brought to his case.” Naw Htoo Htoo…

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State Administration Council Destroys Economy – Kyat Crashes… Rice, Food and Fuel Costs Skyrocket

During the last week of September, money exchanges offered 2,700 Kyat to the US dollar compared to 1,695 on the 1st September. The local currency began falling immediately after the military launched its coup against the democratically elected government on 1st February. When the military-appointed State Administration Council took control of the country, the Kyat traded at 1,395 to the…

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Fighting and COVID-19 Concerns Forces Karen National Union to Again Postpone its 17th Congress – Frustrating Critics Demanding Leadership Changes

Padoh Saw Hser Pwe, the Congress implementation committee chairperson, who is also a KNU joint secretary, confirmed to Karen News that the surge of COVID-19 in KNU controlled territories has caused the six-month delay. Padoh Saw Hser Pwe said the committee is closely monitoring the pandemic to gauge when they can safely hold the Congress. The Congress is held every…

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Karen Rights Groups Condemn Burma Army’s Use of Women as Human Shields Against Landmines and Attacks

Naw K’Nyaw Paw, secretary of the Karen Women Organization explained to Karen News as the Burma Army increases its offensives in ethnic regions women are abused. “The [Burma] army entered villages, take up positions in the village and then use local villagers as their protection. They [Burma Army] stay in the village and forcibly take villagers, especially women, when they…

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National Unity Government Declares War on Burma’s Military Regime – KNU Offers its Support

President Duwa Lashi La, in a seven-minute social media broadcast said it was time to put a stop to the military regime’s continued torture, detention, jailing and murder of civilian’s opposed to the military’s coup and its dismantling of the country’s parliamentary system. President Duwa Lashi La said NUG has moved to declared war to protect the people against “military…

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UNHCR to Discuss with Thai Authorities to Allow Refugees on the Thai-Burma Border to Legally Work Outside Camps

At the latest online ‘border-wide’ meeting held from August 24 to 26 by stakeholders and service providers to the refugee camps, including; UNHCR, INGO/NGO, refugee camp management committees and Karen Community Based Organizations, it was discussed to propose the Thai government find a way for refugee to have official permission to work in Thailand. Saw Pwe Say, secretary of the…

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