The Karen are a nation with a estimated population of more than 7 million.

We have our own history, languages, and culture.

By nature the Karens are peace living people, who uphold high moral qualities of honesty, community, and loyalty.

 

 

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Many brave Karen have given their lives in our struggle for freeedom. Find out more about them here.

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The Karen have a rich culture spanning thousands of years.

The Burmese dictatorship is systematically trying to destroy Karen culture.

 

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The Karen National Union (KNU) is a democratic organisation respresenting the Karen people of Burma. Our goal is peace and prosperity in a democratic federal Burma.

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Rape, slave labour, looting, extortion and executions are part of every day life for the Karen.

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Click here for links to other websites about the Karen and the situation in Burma.

 

 


Karen National Union