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22 Aug 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District between November 2016 and January 2017, including updates on education, healthcare, military activity and development transactions.

21 Aug 2017 description

Today, 19 August 2017, is World Humanitarian Day. This year’s theme is dedicated to reaffirm that civilians who are caught in an armed conflict are #NotATarget. Globally the United Nations and different humanitarian partners are raising their voices together to advocate for the most vulnerable people in areas of armed conflict and demand on governments and world leaders to do everything in their power to protect civilians in conflict.

21 Aug 2017 description

This Interview with Saw A--- describes events occurring in Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District in 2016, including road construction and taxation.

  • According to Saw A---, the Karen National Union allowed road construction companies to construct a national highway up to 230 feet wide, between the Three Pagodas Pass and Thanphyu Zayet Town in Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District after the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement was signed in 2015. This road project is funded by the Burma/Myanmar government and is based around extension of an existing road.

21 Aug 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kyainseikgyi Township and Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District during the period between January 9th and January 21st 2017, including issues relating to education, road construction, bridge construction, human rights abuse, livelihood issues and a road accident.

02 Aug 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kawkareik Township and Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District during the period between November 2016 and January 2017, including development, healthcare, education and military activities.

02 Aug 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District between late 2016 and February 2017, including the negative consequences of gold mining, and events related to health, education and livelihoods.

  • Civilians from Hpapun District face food problems in 2017 because of unfavourable weather and mice and caterpillars which severely damaged their paddy in the period between the initial germination of the rice plant to its harvest.

25 Jul 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Ta Naw Th’Ree Township, Mergui-Tavoy District in the early months of 2017, including land confiscation, villager situation, villager livelihood, education, healthcare, road construction, communication and travel.

25 Jul 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District during the period between January and October 2016, and includes issues regarding army base locations, rape, drugs, villagers’ livelihood, military activities, refugee concerns, development, education, healthcare, land and taxation.

17 Jul 2017 description

Joint Statement by 68 organisations

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, condemn the arrest, detention and prosecution of six people, including three journalists, under the 1908 Unlawful Associations Act in Myanmar. We demand that the charges against them are dropped and that the three journalists are immediately and unconditionally released, as they have been detained solely in connection with their peaceful journalistic activities.

27 Jun 2017 description

This Interview with Saw A--- describes events occurring in Toungoo Township, Toungoo District, during the period between 2014 and 2015, including education, healthcare, gold mining, forced relocation, land confiscation and taxation.

  • Saw A--- in B--- village, Toungoo Township, Toungoo District describes how his village had been forced to relocate in 1996. He explained how the villagers came back to stay in their village, and they submitted a registration letter to Township General Administrator, so that the village would be recognised.

27 Jun 2017 description

This Interview with Saw A--- describes events occurring in Win Yay (Waw Raw) Township, Dooplaya District, including development projects, healthcare, education, community livelihood and armed group activities.

  • Saw A-- explained that the Three Pagodas Pass-Thanbyuzayat car road would be widened and improved, but villagers were concerned that this would damage their land. Their concerns had arisen because of complaints that villagers had not been compensated for damage to their lands when the Three Pagodas Pass-Thanbyuzayat car was originally constructed.

06 Jun 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in K’Ser Doh (Thayatchaung) Township, Mergui-Tavoy District in January 2017, including civilians’ livelihoods, development, education and displacement.

  • Villagers from K’Ser Doh Township experienced a poor betel nut and paddy harvest in 2016, which has put their livelihood at risk.

03 Jun 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District during the period between September and 5th November 2016. The situation update includes livelihood, drug, illegal logging, health, education and landmine issues.

• Civilians in every Township in Hpapun District are concerned about their livelihoods because various insects and rodents have been attacking their paddies since 2015, and it has not stopped yet.

16 May 2017 description

This Interview with Saw A--- describes issues affecting him in Waw Raw (Win Yay) Township, Dooplaya District, including road construction, bridge construction, education, health, livelihood and land titling.

  • In January 2016, an unknown company stated constructing part of the Asian [National] Highway from B--- village to C--- village. The company manager did not hold any consultation meetings with local people before the road was constructed.

28 Apr 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Bilin Township, Thaton District, during the period between July and September 2016, including civilians’ livelihoods, drugs and military activities.

07 Apr 2017 description

This Short Update describes events occurring in Hlaingbwe Township, Hpa-an District between March and October 2016, including forced relocation, a demonstration held by villagers and the problem of landmines.

  • Villagers in Kloo Htaw village tract and Meh P’Roh village tract were forced to relocate by the Border Guard Force (BGF).

31 Mar 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kawkareik Township and Noh T’Kaw Township, Dooplaya District, during the period between April and May 2016, including education, healthcare, business activities, and armed groups' activities.

  • On April 4th 2016, Tatmadaw soldiers went to A--- village, Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District, which is a Karen National Union (KNU) controlled area, without getting permission from KNU. The Tatmadaw were worried that the KNU soldiers were going to shoot them, so they used the villagers as human shields.

30 Mar 2017 description

This Situation Update describes issues and events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District during the period between June and August 2016, including education, healthcare, livelihood, development, Tatmadaw military activities and Karen National Union activities.

15 Mar 2017 description

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District during the period between June and July 2015, including the relationship between Tatmadaw and civilians, the relationship between Karen National Liberation Army and civilians, education, healthcare, community situation, the relationship between Tatmadaw and Karen National Liberation Army and civilians’ business situation.

03 Mar 2017 description

This Interview with Saw B---, describes events occurring in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District, in October 2016, and includes information about the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs), existing army camps, a dam project, and social services such as healthcare, education, and employment.

  • Saw B--- expressed his concerns about the Burma/Myanmar government’s plan to return IDPs despite the continuous army occupation in his hometown.