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Part 2: ‘They Create Problems Between Lahu and Other Ethnicities’

July 5th, 2014|

Burma Link | July 5, 2014 (updated July 30, 2015)Lahu are a little known ethnic group scattered around four countries; Burma, China, Laos and Thailand. Lahu people typically live up on the mountains and make [...]

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Part 1: ‘INGOs Cannot Reach Lahu Areas and the Needs of the Lahu People’

July 1st, 2014|

Burma Link | July 1, 2014 (updated July 30, 2015) Kyar Yin Shell is a 26-year-old young man from Kengtung, the ‘dark and dirty’ capital city of eastern Salween in the Shan State. While Kengtung [...]

‘We Weren’t Afraid of Snakes or Tigers, just Burmese Soldiers’

April 18th, 2014|

Daw Hla Shin is a 70-year-old Karen woman from Win Tar Pan village in Bilin, Mon State. She grew up amidst Burmese Army abuse that only worsened after she married a Karen soldier. The villagers [...]

Back Pack Jungle Medics Treating IDPs in Burma’s Conflict Zones: Interview with Saw Win Kyaw

March 20th, 2014|

Burma Link | March 20, 2014 The Back Pack Health Worker Team (BPHWT) is a multi-ethnic community-based organisation that has been providing primary healthcare in the conflict and rural areas of Burma for over 15 [...]

Story of a Jungle Medic and Ethnic Health Director: Saw Win Kyaw

March 14th, 2014|

Burma Link | March 14, 2014 Saw Win Kyaw is a 42-year-old Buddhist Karen man who was born and grew up in Hpa-an Township. Taking to the streets in the 8888 uprising, 17-year-old Saw Win [...]

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‘I want peace, I really want it to be true’

February 26th, 2014|

Noe Myint is a friendly and kind-hearted 46-year-old Karen man who grew up hiding in the jungle from Burmese military until fleeing to Thailand at the age of 12. Son of a soldier, Noe Myint [...]

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Rakhaing Leader of the Guerrilla and the Peaceful Pro-Democracy Movement: Saw Mra Raza Linn

January 30th, 2014|

1988 - If you want to continue the struggle, follow me!In 1988 I was one of the active leaders of the democracy movement in the Rakhaing [Arakan] State. At that time I was a teacher. [...]

‘We got nothing except a place to stay in the rubbish dump’

December 20th, 2013|

Htay Htay is a half Karen half Burman woman who came to Thailand in search of a better life. Now, she lives in a rubbish dump in the outskirts of the border town of Mae [...]

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