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Posts Tagged ‘Karen State’ (107 found)

Ethnic Areas Update: Burma Heads Toward Civil War

In hostilities that began in February, the Tatmadaw rebuked longstanding ceasefire agreements with the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the Shan State Army – North (SSA-N). In May and June, Tatmadaw attacks in Southern Kachin State and Northern and Southern Shan State escalated […]

June 29, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Army Kills Civilian in Mortar Attack on Village

A Burmese Army attack on a civilian village in Karen State, Burma, has killed one civilian and injured two others, including a seven year old boy. By deliberately targeting civilians in the attacks, Thein Sein’s regime has broken international law […]

June 13, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW calls for Aid and Action for Eastern Burma to Address Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is today calling for international action to end the growing humanitarian crisis in eastern Burma, where there is an acute food shortage in Karen state, and attacks on civilians in Shan State continue […]

May 12, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Acute Food Shortages Threatening 8,885 Villagers in 118 Villages Across Northern Papun District

At least 8,885 villagers in 118 villages in northern Karen State say they have run out of food or will do so before the October 2011 harvest, according to information released Wednesday by the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG). Because of limited financial resources, local humanitarian organisations have been unable to provide […]

May 11, 2011  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Woman and Children Injured by Mortar Shelling on Thai-Burma Border: WLB Urges the Thai Government to Ensure the Protection of Civilians Fleeing Conflict

A mother and two young boys seeking refuge in Thailand have been seriously injured by shrapnel from mortars that landed across the Thai-Burma border on Sunday 30 January. The three injured are refugees from Karen State, Burma; they had been hiding in the jungle in Thailand, near to the border, to avoid having to return to their villages inside the conflict zone […]

February 1, 2011  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Communities Displaced Due to Flooding from Dam Project

Entire communities in northwestern Karen State have been displaced due to extensive flooding from a new dam project on the Shwe Gyin River […]

January 17, 2011  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Khoe Kay: Biodiversity in Peril

This is the first biodiversity survey of the Salween River in Karen State, and documents 194 plant species and 200 animals, including 42 endangered species. Based on surveys conducted for three months at Khoe Kay, a bend in the river near the Weigyi dam site, it includes comprehensive charts and unique photographs. Download the report.

October 1, 2008  •  By Karen Environmental and Social Action Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤