A Burmese rights group is defending its recent report on aid programs in the country after criticism from the United Nations.
The report, released Tuesday by the Karen Human Rights Group, accuses international aid donors of overlooking rights abuses in the country.
The report was criticized by the United Nations Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator as being "incorrect" or "dated".
In a response released today , the KHRG says much of the information was accumulated through what the group calls the "seldom-heard" voices of local villagers. The group says it stands by its statements, and affirms they are not dated.
The UN also criticized the report's authors for not discussing the document with them prior to publication.
The KHRG says they contacted several UN agencies regarding some of the issues raised in the report.