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This category includes incidents related to the use of landmines and ongoing landmine and UXO contamination in eastern Burma. Landmines deployed by Tatmadaw, Border Guard and armed ethnic groups troops present severe risks of death or injury to civilians and undermine livelihoods by denying access to cultivable land or preventing grazing. Landmines are rarely marked and infrequent cases of mine removal by armed actors are incomplete and unsystematic. Landmines also present increased risks to villagers facing other forms of abuse, including forced labour and displacement. With regard to UXOs, children are at particular risk as they may not be aware of the dangers a found UXO object presents. Villagers frequently voice concerns or raise issues related to living with the threat of landmines, but they are not the passive victims of an indiscriminate weapon: villagers employ a range of strategies to avoid dangerous mined areas and otherwise address their concerns, including sharing information about the location of mines, using alternative travel routes or livelihoods activities, and marking or removing mines themselves.


E.g., 2017-08-19
E.g., 2017-08-19
  • Jun 20, 2017
    Today is World Refugee Day, around the world the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees is commemorated. According to the UN, this year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee through the #WithRefugees petition.
  • Jun 02, 2017
    This Situation Update describes livelihood, drug, illegal logging, health, education and landmine issues occurring in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District during the period between September and November 2016.
  • Apr 06, 2017
    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.
  • Mar 08, 2017
    Today, on International Women’s Day (IWD), a day to appreciate women’s rights, Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) would like to draw attention to the situation of gender equality and women’s rights in southeast Myanmar. The United Nations (UN) has set a theme this year to focus on “Women in the...
  • Feb 20, 2017
    This Interview with Saw A--- and Saw B--- describes events occurring in Hlaingbwe Township, Hpa-an District before September 2016, including forced labour, forced porters, arbitrary demands and fighting between armed groups.


E.g., 2017-08-19
E.g., 2017-08-19


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