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Burma Army Offensive Attacks in Central Karen State Displaces Another 10,000 Villagers – Total Displaced Now Estimated at 144,000

The Burma Army incursions into territory under the control of the KNU resulted in combat with the Karen National Liberation Army. The Burma Army’s operations began in late 2021 causing local villagers to flee. In early 2022, the Burma Army used airstrikes and ground artillery to displace over 20,000 villagers from the southern Myawaddy areas and from the southern Kawkareik…

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KNU Gives Burma Army Three Days to Withdraw from its Territories

The KNU’s Dooplaya District sent a letter to the Commander of the Burma Army, South East Military Command, on 7 March 2022. The KNU’s Doo Pla Ya District secretary, Padoh Saw Liston, issued the letter of notification to the Burma Army regional commander based in Maw La Myaing, Mon State. The KNU letter requested the Burma Army withdraw its troops…

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The Number of Displaced Doubles Since Coup: Myaing Gyi Ngu IDPs Increase to 10,000 As More New Arrival From Hpa-pun Areas Expected

A community leader, documenting the population of displaced villagers, told Karen News the increasing numbers of displaced people has put strain on the limited resources. The community leader said despite the the strain on the dwindling resources people continued to share with the new arrivals. “The list of people is still not complete. But since the fighting intensified last year,…

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Torrential Rains and Heavy Winds Destroy Displaced Villagers Makeshift Shelters and Security

Just when the displaced people, thought it could not get any worse, their makeshift shelters offering little resistance, were smashed when unseasonal heavy rains and gale force winds tore through their encampment on the 4th and 5th of February. A Lay Kay Kaw displaced villager told Karen News. “It rained so hard in the early night [of February 4th], our…

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Displaced Villagers Face Continued Hardship – Thai Temporary Shelters Close, Burma Army Occupy Villages, Illnesses Hit Children and Elderly

The displaced villagers are now forced to live in makeshift plastic sheet shelters on the banks of the Moei (Thaung Yin) River that marks the border between Burma and Thailand. Many of the makeshift shelters are set up on so-called ‘no-man’s land’ – patches of gravel-beds left in the middle of the Moei River as wet season flood waters subside.…

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Fighting Forces Displaced Villagers to Abandon Farmlands and Livestock – Burma Army Soldiers Kill and Eat Villagers Chickens, Ducks and Pigs

The Burma Army advanced into Karen National Union controlled areas resulting in fighting with the Karen National Liberation Army. Villagers have been displaced in their tens of thousands as they flee the fighting. Villages are deserted as the Burma Army advances and farmland, crops and livestock left unattended as people look to find safety elsewhere. Displaced villagers in the southern…

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Karen State: Airstrikes, Artillery Bombardments, Ground Fighting – Making it Impossible for Tens of Thousands of Displaced Villagers to Return Home

A KNU statement released on January 26, said military attacks by the Burma Army and its sponsored militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF) since the February 1st 2021 military coup, has been daily. The Burma Army and its militia have focus attacks on local Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and Karen National Defense Organization (KNDO) units, and in doing so,…

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The Symbolic Peace Town – Lay Kay Kaw – Now a Battle Ground, as Burma Army Bombs and Loots

By Tha Dah Soe In the wild grassland on the banks of the Moei River, that separates Thailand from Burma, clusters of small makeshift huts with plastic sheet roofing huddle under the shade of bamboo groves or tall bushes. Pick-up trucks, tractor-trucks and motorbikes are covered in dust and now parked idle in the harvested corn fields near the temporary…

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Burma Army Planning Large Scale Offensive Against Combined Karen Forces – Displaced People Fear Forced Return from Thailand

In a recent meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Burma, Noeleen Heyzer, on January 17, 2022, media reported Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, said displaced villagers would be able to return to their country on a voluntary basis. The recent fighting in Lay Kay Kaw areas south of Myawaddy Town resulted in more than 10,000 villagers…

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Fears Further Military Airstrikes and Burma Army Heavy Artillery Targets Displaced Karen Villagers

The displaced villagers fled the attacks with only what they could carry, leaving cooking utensils and warm clothing behind. The villagers now sheltering in makeshift shelters rely on meal packs prepared by Burmese farmers living on the Thai side of the border. A displaced villager Daw Tin Tin (not her real name), told Karen News the conditions are made more…

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