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Onward to the Arctic Circle for Burma


(Mizzima) – On March 12, Robert Thein, whose Burmese parents moved to Britain before he was born, will compete in the grueling 200-kilometre Husky Trek in the Arctic Circle to raise funds for Burma Campaign UK.

Despite living outside the country, Thein has visited Burma many times, and he says that what he has heard and experienced has inspired him “to do something to help my people.”

He is asking for donations to support his race in the Arctic Circle, as part of a Burma Campaign UK fundraising project.

To make a donation that will go to support people in Burma, go to http://www.bmycharity.com/theiny. For more information about the Burma Campaign UK fundraising effort which is open to all, go to http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/fundraise for ideas and support.
 
The Kachin’s last stand
Since October this year, Burma has been in a state of civil war, with fighting between Burmese military and armed ethnic rebels. The ruling junta started a crackdown on these armed groups.

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