Karenni isBurma’s smallest state, yet it is extremely ethnically diverse. The protracted conflict in the country has lead to the displacement of tens of thousands of Karenni people from a population of only 250,000 people. Most of the displacement has been a result of the military government’s “Four-Cuts Policy”, which is an attempt to cripple the ethnic resistance armies by displacing villages, for it is from these villages that the ethnic armies collect information, recruits, supplies and can access markets. Approximately 20,000 people who have been displaced in Karenni have ended up at the Ban Mai Nai Soi Karenni refugee camp #1.
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