Press Releases

Press release by Karen Rivers Watch
March 15, 2013,     Mutraw/Papun District, Karen State:


About 2,000 internally displaced people and villagers from the Wei Gyi area gathered yesterday at Ei Htu Hta Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp on the Salween riverbank to mark the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Dams in an event organized by Karen Rivers Watch (KRW) and its local member Salween Eyes (SEE).

Statement by Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG)

February 18, 2013
A recent proposal by a Harvard University think-tank to restart the Irrawaddy-Myitsone dam project  in order to“power the peace process” in Kachin state fails to address the political root causes of the conflict.

Press release

Kachin Development Networking Group

May 21, 2012


Chinese media last week revealed that the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) is currently conducting an “independent” inspection of the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam, being built by China Power Investment Corporation (CPI), to prove that the dam is completely safe and beneficial. Such a study would be a major boost in CPI’s bid to push ahead with the suspended project.

April 10, 2012

Press release by the Kuki Women’s Human Rights Organisation (Burma) and the Kuki Students’ Democratic Front (Burma)

The Kuki Women’s Human Rights Organisation (KWHRO) and the Kuki Students’ Democratic Front (KSDF) strongly denounce violence by government authorities against village leaders who joined a peaceful prayer ceremony on the Chindwin River in Northwest Burma to mark the International Day of Action for Rivers.

Voices of the Dammed

Development in Burma