Five kilometers (about 3 miles) is just within range of an 81 mm mortar. You may not care, since there’s none pointed at you, but families in Ler Per Her IDP camp (within range of the mortar mentioned above) are increasingly concerned by them and some are heading to Thailand in case their camp (housing about 1200 people) is attacked again. (It has been burned down several times in the past by the Burma Army. (See today’s report from the Karen Human Rights Group ) for details.
The US Campaign for Burma lists ways we can all help speak for their freedom. In other countries, murderers go to jail. Here they are in charge, while the UN and others make statements showing their concern….
Partners Relief & Development is helping ethnic leaders provide basic necessities for those impacted by the continuing oppression of the Burma Army, including the new arrivals at Ler Per Hur. They can use our help!