This Interview with Naw H--- describes events occurring in Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District, during the period between 2015 and 2017, including information about drugs, gambling, sexual assault and rape, arbitrary killing, education and health.
HPA-AN, June 12, 2018 – Four critical service grants have been awarded to project partners in Karen and Mon States as part of the USAID-supported Advancing Community Empowerment in Southeastern Myanmar project. Grantees include the Karen Department of Health and Welfare and the Karen Ethnic Health Organization Consortium, Global Neighbors Thailand Foundation, Mae Tao Clinic, and Mon National Health Committee (MNHC). The Advancing Community Empowerment project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
DAR PAING, Myanmar – A deadly tropical storm, the first of the 2018 monsoon season, descended on Myanmar at the end of May, tearing apart hundreds of homes along the coast. As the storm pounded on her small shelter in Sittwe Township, 19-year-old Phu Tu Nee gave birth to her first baby.
Since August 2017, new rounds of violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar has led to large scale displacements that are still ongoing. At the moment, an estimated total of 915,000 people have fled from Rakhine to Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh in search of safety and temporary shelter.
Khin Phyo, 23, expected to give birth at home with help of a traditional birth assistant. That is how most women in Myanmar’s poor and crisis-ridden Rakhine State give birth. She had received a clean delivery kit from the UNFPA mobile clinic where she went for antenatal visits, and she was not too worried. But as the labour dragged on into a second day, Khin Phyo’s spirits sank.
“I was so scared. I was in so much pain. The traditional birth assistant tried everything, but she could not help me.”
Dengue haemorrhagic fever has occurred among adults in recent years and adult dengue deaths have been confirmed, said Dr Zaw Lin, deputy director of the dengue and elephantiasis programme, operating under the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The Yangon Region 2018 Dengue awareness campaigns and prevention measures event held at Summit Park View Hotel discussed the fatal fever and infection among adults yesterday.
A total of 2,314 cases of of dengue fever were recorded from 1 January to 31 May in 2018 across the country.
19-year-old Phu Tu Nee went into labour as the first tropical storm of the 2018 monsoon season descended on Myanmar. She gave birth while the rain and storm pounded on the small shelter. The day after, as the sun comes out, and with her newborn baby beside her, she feels like any first-time mother anywhere in the world: She is exhausted and happy.
Children up to the age of 10, whose births were not registered, will be given a second chance to register and immediately use their new birth certificate for school enrollment
A workshop to discuss the drawing up of a strategy on closing internally displaced persons camps was held at the Mingala Thiri Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
By Steve Sandford
Naw Moo Day Wah remembers the day 16 years ago, she was picking corn in a mountainside field near her family’s bamboo hut when the gunfire and explosions erupted.
“At first I thought it was hunters in the jungle, but then suddenly I saw a Karen soldier run past us quickly,” the now 23-year-old mother recalls.
Moments later, Day Wah saw Burmese soldiers suddenly emerge and bullets flew past the 8-year-old girl, killing her uncle and injuring her cousin and brother.
Then Naw Moo Day Wah was shot in the stomach.