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The United Nations says more than 10,000 people have fled northern Myanmar, where there has been stepped up fighting between government forces and Kachin rebel fighters. Aid agencies say they fear for people trapped in the jungle without access to food or medicine. The ethnic Kachin people have ...
Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between the army and ethnic Kachin rebels in Myanmar's northernmost state. Some 4,000 people have been driven from their homes since early April, according to the UN. It comes as a longstanding conflict between the Kachin Independence Organisation ...

By YE MON. More than 5,000 Kachin civilians have abandoned their homes in recent weeks and are now sheltering in makeshift shelters in the jungle around Tanai, Hpakant and Injangyang townships as military clashes intensify between Burmese government forces and the Kachin Independence Army ...
By CLARE HAMMOND and KYAW LIN HTOON | FRONTIER. YANGON - Ten civilians have allegedly been killed in Kachin State this week, in renewed fighting that has displaced thousands and left many others trapped and unable to access essential aid. Conflict between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin ...
by William M. Reilly. UNITED NATIONS, April 25 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations on Wednesday called on all parties in Myanmar's northeastern Kachin State to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and end the violence. Chief UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that ...
By Lawi Weng 25 April 2018. A Kachin woman has gone into hiding after accusing the Myanmar Army (or Tatmadaw) of killing two of her family members, apparently fearing detention by the military, according to local sources in Kachin State. Kaw Awng, 45, is already the subject of legal action by the Tatmadaw. She has ...

By Nyein Nyein 24 April 2018. CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Ethnic Kachin communities at home and abroad are urging the United Nations Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC), citing a recent military campaign in Kachin State's Tanai Township that has displaced thousands of civilians and ...
Thirty-two ethnic Kachin civil society organizations urged the United Nations on Wednesday to refer the Myanmar military to the International Criminal Court for what they say are human rights violations against civilians and the denial of humanitarian assistance by soldiers in Kachin state. “Our people have ...
Almost 2,000 civilians from Myanmar's Kachin community, trapped in a jungle while escaping clashes between the army and the guerrillas, are in urgent need of medical attention, the community leaders said. The latest fighting in the northern state's Tanai town started earlier this month with government ...
A clash between an ethnic armed group and the Myanmar military in the Indawgyi region of northern Myanmar's Kachin state on Thursday has forced an unspecified number of residents from Aytulay village to flee their homes, local sources said. The fighting between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) ...
Civil war and rapid development in the north has left many internally displaced people in Myanmar fear they will never be able to return home. In Kachin state, the military and rebels have been fighting for decades - with accusations of land being confiscated and exploited by the government. Al Jazeera's ...
Members of the Rohingya, Karen and Kachin ethnic minorities protest against human rights abuses in Myanmar, as Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burma State Counsellor receives the Freedom of London award in the Guildhall Old Library in the City of London on May 08, 2017 in London, England. Credit: Barcroft ...
Police have begun investigating the killing of two Kachin men living in a refugee camp in Mansi township, Police Colonel Myo Thura Naung of Kachin Police ... The victims, 60-year-old U Hpaugan Yaw and 30-year-old Ko Nhkum Naw San from Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) and Catholic Church (RC), ...
The aim is to boost exports from Kachin and harness the potential for Kachin products in the National Export Strategy. The workshop focused on the roll-out of the Myanmar Private Sector Development Framework and Action Plan, which outlines government's approach to private sector development.
Kachin's regional economy is predominantly agricultural, while mining and wood trade play a big part in fuelling a massive informal economy. Photo - Shutterstock. Regional investment commission approves first Kachin project. The Kachin State Investment Commission has approved one investment ...
YANGON — More than 500 locals in Kachin State's Myitkyina took to the streets on Wednesday to protest the draft Myanmar Gemstone Law 2017, stating that the draft law does not consider the interests of local residents. The protest was led by three Kachin parties—the Kachin State Democracy Party ...
The European Union Delegation in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Myanmar have issued the following statement in relation to the conflict in Kachin State. “Decades of conflict in Kachin state have displaced families, disrupted development, caused despair and left communities divided. During a ...

Hundreds of civilians have fled their homes and are seeking refuge in churches in Myanmar's conflict-torn Kachin State amid the military's offensive against Kachin rebels. More than 900 civilians from Kasung and Zup Mai villages are taking refuge in two Catholic churches and a Baptist church in Namti ...
By Lawi Weng 23 April 2018. YANGON — The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, pushed back two battalions of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) based in southern Kachin State on Friday and Saturday, according to the Northern Alliance. In a message posted to its Facebook page on Saturday, the alliance of four ethnic ...
The Myanmar Army on Friday evening allowed a group of people to retrieve the bodies of two Kachin internally displaced persons who had disappeared in January, after local people reported discovering their bodies in a grave in Mansi Township. Army personnel had prevented the group from heading to ...
Soldiers of Kachin Independence Army (KIA) on guard in Laiza, a border town of China and Myanmar, Kachin State, Myanmar, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. From 1961 until 1994, the KIA fought a grueling and inconclusive war against the Burmese junta for independence, but now the groups goal is for ...
The bodies of two missing Kachin internally displaced people (IDPs) have been in Mansi Township, Kachin State. The bodies of Phaw Gam Yaw (65) and N Kham Naw Seng aka Daw J Naw Seng (30) who were missing for over one month from Mai Khaung refugee camp in Mansi Township, Bhamo District ...
Myanmar police said Saturday they had opened a murder investigation into the killing of two men who residents say appeared to have been shot in the head after they were detained by soldiers in the conflict-torn north of the country. Residents say the men were ethnic Kachin farmers who were living in ...


 

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