FBR REPORT: Pictures from Toungoo District, Karen State
Karen State, Burma
17 January 2005

The following pictures were taken by an FBR relief team in Toungoo District, Karen State, on or around 17 January 2005

Family of IDPs hiding from Burma Army patrols.

Their village was attacked on 26 December 2005. They and 400 other IDPs are hiding in the jungle now. These people are in Eastern Tantabin Township, Toungoo District, Northern Karen State, Burma.

Women and child in hiding. 17 Jan 2005

IDPs in hiding place. Toungoo District, Karen State. 18 Jan 2005

Sister of villager captured by the Burma Army with her husband who was shot twice by the Burma Army. In IDP hiding place, Tongoo District, Karen State, Burma. Naw XXX’s brother who is a father of six children, was captured and reported killed by the Burma Army on 26 December, 2004. Her husband (pictured), was shot twice by the Burma Army when they attacked his village in June 1998. His two friends with him at that time, a father and son, were shot dead.

Karen children in IDP hiding place, 18 January 2005.

These children and their families (400 people total) are in hiding from Burma Army patrols. The Burma Army attacked their village on 26 December 2005, capturing and reportedly killing two men. The Burma Army then looted the village and are still patrolling the area. The villagers are afraid and are still hiding but have lost their homes and possessions. Families sleep on the ground in the jungle. Night time temperatures are now dropping to the 40s Fahrenheit and this is very cold for those sleeping with no shelter and few if any blankets.