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Statement: KWO Condemns Violence in Karen State & Calls for Immediate Response

March 29th, 2021  •  Category: News, KWO Media Statement

28 March 2021: The Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) strongly condemns the Burma Army’s escalation of attacks on innocent Karen civilians, using jet fighters. On 27 March, Burma Army soldiers launched night-time airstrikes on Day Bu No Village, Lu Thaw Township, Mu Traw District, killing three civilians and injuring seven others. Moreover, this attack caused more than 10,000 people to flee and hide in the forest. Today, the Burma Army continued airstrikes in five areas in Lu Thaw Township, Mu Traw District. It is feared attacks will soon be launched on villages along the Salween River, including Mae Nu Hta, Kho Kay, and Ei Htu Hta IDP camp. Many villagers are now hiding in terror in the jungle, and more than 3,000 have crossed to Thailand to take refuge.

Please see our full statement here.