Urgent Appeal

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Children from Shan State need your help to continue their education!

Although the Shans are fleeing from the civil war and ongoing human rights abuses inside Shan State, they are not recognized as refugees in Thailand and are denied safe refuge and have difficulty accessing humanitarian support, including health care and education. Therefore, Shan communities on the Thai–Burmese border and the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) have set up informal schools for children of displaced Shans in the border areas along Shan State in Burma with the support of international and private donors.

Joint Statement on current political situation and peace processes by community based organizations from Shan State, Burma

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On June 4 and 5, 2012, about 80 people from various community-based organizations, including women’s, youth, environment, community development, media, health, education, literature and culture groups, migrant workers groups, as well as monks and farmers from Shan State held a forum to discuss the current political situation in Shan State, especially the ongoing peace negotiation process.

Key concerns raised by participants about the current situation are as follows: