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    SWAN denounces Burma Army build-up and rape and in central Shan State. see full text link
     
    Myanmar: UNHCR Helps Thousands Of Karens Fleeing Fighting In Myanmar
    The UN refugee agency is coordinating efforts to provide shelter, food and water for thousands of refugees who have crossed into northern Thailand to escape fighting between ethnic Karen rebels and Myanmar government troops. read more link
     
    Pa-Oh youth launch campaign to oppose damaging impacts of Burma’s largest iron mine
    Pa-Oh youth activists are today launching a campaign to support community efforts to oppose the damaging impacts of Pinpet iron mine near Taunggyi in Shan State, the largest in Burma. 
    The Pa-Oh Youth Organisation (PYO) has produced a video and leaflets showing the destruction already caused by the mining project, due to start next year, including loss of farmlands, pollution of waterways, and abuses committed by the Burmese regime’s troops providing security for the project. Hundreds of copies of the video have already been distributed in the affected areas.
    To see the video and an update on the project, see http://pyo-org.blogspot.com/