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Community Organizations Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People
Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People
Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People
Civil Society Organization


Kayin State
Working languages

The CIDKP was formed in 1998 to raise awareness about the plight of internally displaced Karen/Kayin people and to deliver humanitarian assistance in response to their needs.

The organization has field staff in all townships of Karen/Kayin State, as well as in parts of Tenasserim/Tanintharyi Region, northern Mon State and eastern Bago Region.

Its main programme activities include the delivery of relief assistance to displaced communities who have experienced shocks to their livelihoods.

It also supports a prosthesis workshop for people injured by landmines.

(from The Border Consortium)


CIDKP is a cross-border humanitarian organization which was established in 1998 and provides humanitarian assistance, mine risk education and prosthesis, conducts capacity building trainings to people in remote areas, documents and publicizes the problems faced by Karen IDP communities in Myanmar with the aim to reduce their suffering. CIDKP activities in Kyauky Kyi include providing food and non-food items to the twelve villages of Khe Der village track. This project aims at providing essential assistance to conflict-affected IDPs, to support trust building and dialogue with political stakeholders at the local level in order to increase confidence in the cease fire and to expand humanitarian space.

(from Norwegian's people aid)




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Inside News" December 2008 - Volume 3 Issue 4

Reports & Research
November, 2008

2009: UN Security Council - act now!...Understand us...KNU LANDMINE POLICY...Mine incidents rise...Landmine deaths double...Pizza-oven helps
mine victims walk...Worried about mines, but who will feed us?...How to help -- when there's no doctor...Ranger's deliver aid...No place to call home...Landmines show no mercy...Once were enemies...More attacks - more landmines...Uncle Maw Keh offers
hope to landmine victims...Burma's Killing Fields...Lucky to be alive...

Karen IDPs Report: The Plight of Internally Displaced Karen People in Mu Traw District of Burma

Reports & Research
November, 2000

...The report pin points the dismal conditions for the Karen people throughout
the district, but the desperate situation of specific group in worst hit areas. It
was always the intention to build on the BERG report, Forgotten Victims of a
Hidden War: Internally Displaced Karen in Burma, published in 1998, which
provided the background and general description of the displacement of the
Karen in Kawthoolei. The Mu Traw report has been the first attempt by the
CIDKP to provide more detailed information focussing on a single district. It is

Inside News

Reports & Research

4 issues a year on landmines, forced relocation, Burma army attacks, IDP health, education and many other issues affecting Internally Displaced Karen People.