Dooplaya Situation Update: Kyainseikgyi and Kawkareik Townships, January to March 2018


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Dooplaya Situation Update: Kyainseikgyi and Kawkareik Townships, January to March 2018

Published date:
Friday, July 27, 2018

This Situation Update describes events that occurred in Kyainseikgyi and Kawkareik townships, Dooplaya District between January and March 2018. It includes information on refugee repatriation, development, Tatmadaw military activities, health and education. 

  • At the beginning of 2018, additional housing was built for repatriated refugees in Kyainseikgyi and Kawkareik Townships. However, many refugees are worried about the risk of conflict in Dooplaya District.
  • Tatmadaw military activities have increased in Kyainseikgyi and Kawkareik Townships. Tatmadaw troops entered into territory controlled by the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). They built many helicopter landing pads for their army camps in Dooplaya District. 


[1] KHRG trains community members in southeast Burma/Myanmar to document individual human rights abuses using a standardised reporting format; conduct interviews with other villagers; and write general updates on the situation in areas with which they are familiar.  When writing situation updates, community members are encouraged to summarise recent events, raise issues that they consider to be important, and present their opinions or perspective on abuse and other local dynamics in their area.

[2] In order to increase the transparency of KHRG methodology and more directly communicate the experiences and perspectives of villagers in southeastern Burma/Myanmar, KHRG aims to make all field information received available on the KHRG website once it has been processed and translated, subject only to security considerations. For additional reports categorised by Type, Issue, Location and Year, please see the Related Readings component following each report on KHRG’s website.

[3] Kaw Lah village, Wah May Hta village and Lay Ghaw village