August 18, 2016

Fundraising event aims to support Lisu war victims

Three Lisu women wear traditional dress.
Three Lisu women wear traditional dress.

A MUSICAL entertainment and fashion show will be staged by the Lisu Musicians Association next month in Yangon with the aim of raising funds for victims of war in Kachin and Shan states.
The fundraising event is scheduled to be held on the evening of 6 May at the National Theatre in Yangon. People are invited to attend the free event and make donations for the rehabilitation of Lisu communities in conflict-stricken areas.
About 3,000 Lisu people fled their homes during recent conflicts in Kachin State and northern Shan State.  They are currently staying at relief shelters in Myitkyina, Waingmaw, Satone, MAishu, Tanaing and Hpakant townships.
The event is also aimed at showcasing the culture and traditions of Lisu people,
with plans to feature colourful Lisu national dress and
various traditional dances performed by Lisu troupes in cooperation with a Yunnan-based troupe in China.
“The money earned from the event will go to 2,824 victims in those relief camps,” said one of fundraisers. According to the latest survey, over 400,000 Lisu people live in Myanmar.—Khin Zarli


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