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Ndup Yang IDP camp In-charge said that about 1,000 war refugees and local people had to flee from their camp after heavy weapon shells hit the camp in Sumprabum Township, northern Kachin State. Ndup Yang Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp In-charge Rev. Ban Seng said on January 23 in the ...
Villagers from nearby Sumprabum township in northern Kachin State flee their homes Wednesday as fighting that started on January 17 continues between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence army. Photo - Vincent Zinwa. Over 1000 refugees flee amid fighting in northern Kachin. Intensified ...

Yangon -- Internally displaced persons (IDPs) have fled from their camp in Kachin State's Sumprabum after artillery shells from clashes between the Kachin Independence army (KIA) and the Myanmar Army fell near the camp. About 1,000 IDPs have fled from Ndup Yang Camp after clashes continued for ...
"In 2011, there were over 100,000 Rakhinee migrants only in Hpa-kant Township, Kachin State. Currently, there may be around 180,000 Rakhinee migrants in Kachin State. We don't get the exactly number of migrants because they always migrate to new one," said Phyu Tar Che, Vice-Chairman of Arakan ...
As of 31 December 2017, there were 165 internally displaced people (IDP) sites in Kachin and northern Shan States, with a total of 99,036 IDPs. (source: CCCM) The two attached maps (A0 detailed poster format and A4 simplified version) show population by site and township in government controlled ...
Mandalay -- A military court in Mansi Township, Kachin State, sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison on Friday for the killing of three Kachin men in May, according to a relative of one of the victims. "Chief of Staff Major Zeyar Oo, Captain Luan Moe Aung, Captain Kyaw Zin Myint, Lieutenant Myo Thu ...

A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison for killing three civilians in the war-torn state of Kachin, officials said Saturday, in a move welcomed by rights groups. The Kachin state police office said the tribunal handed down the sentence after finding the soldiers guilty of killing ...
Bangkok (AP) -- A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state, officials said Saturday, in a move welcomed by rights groups. The Kachin state police office said the tribunal handed down the sentence Friday ...
Three years since the rape and murder of two Kachin schoolteachers from Kaung Kha village in Kutkai Township, northern Shan State, justice still waits to be served, due to an inability to identify and bring charges against the suspects. On Jan. 19, 2015, two volunteer teachers, Maran Lu Ra and Tangbau ...
NAYPYIDAW: Four Kachin bishops have met Myanmar's military chief Min Aung Hlaing to talk prospects for peace in the country's north, where fighting ... For one hour and 45 minutes, the bishops and Min Aung Hlaing discussed the situation in Kachin and Shan states, where intense fighting has erupted in ...
companies ARE establishing banana plantations on land in Kachin State left idle and untended because of fighting between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence army, say farmers displaced by the conflict. They say areas that were deserted amid heavy fighting after a 1994 ceasefire between ...
Three political parties who stake their appeal on claims to represent the interests of the ethnic Kachin population in northern Burma have agreed to merge, after none of them managed to make much headway at the polls in the country's 2015 general election. The Kachin Political Cooperation Committee ...
As of 30 November 2017, there are 165 internally displaced people (IDP) sites in Kachin and northern Shan States, with a total of 98,878 IDPs. (source: CCCM) The two attached maps (A0 detailed poster format and A4 simplified version) show population by site and township in government controlled ...
Charcoal is one of the country's forestry products that are not allowed for export, but recently thousands of sacks of charcoal were seized in Waimaw at the Kachin-China border area, a local newspaper recently reported. The Ministry of Information reported that from April to November this year that a total of ...
Catholic leaders of the Kachin ethnic minority in Myanmar have high hopes that the recent visit to Myanmar by Pope Francis will aid peace efforts despite new military offensives against rebels. The resumption six years ago of the conflict, which had been dormant for 17 years, has displaced more than ...
In an attack using heavy weapons, the Myanmar military on Thursday captured several hillside camps operated by an ethnic armed group and killed an unspecified number of enemy soldiers during hostilities in the country's northernmost Kachin state. The army said it killed "some" Kachin Independence ...
Myanmar's military has used heavy weapons to overrun remote rebel camps in northern Kachin state, the army said Friday, as a seasonal offensive ramps up the long-running conflict. A separate military campaign in Rakhine State, which has forced 655,000 Rohingya Muslims over the border into ...

THE number of people displaced in the escalating clashes between government forces and ethnic armed groups in Shan and Kachin states rose to 1200, aid officials ... In the adjacent Kachin State, government forces -- locally known as Tatmadaw -- and the state's ethnic armed group Kachin Independence army (KIA) have ...
General N'Ban La was appointed chairman of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), a political group composed of ethnic Kachins with an armed wing called the Kachin Independence army (KIA), replacing Lanyaw Zawng Hra who is retiring after more than a decade in charge, KIO spokesman ...
Yangon -- Four armed men robbed a small branch of one of Myanmar's leading banks, Kanbawza (KBZ), Tuesday afternoon in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State. According to a statement from the bank, the men threatened the branch employees with a gun and made away with more than 92 million ...
Chiang Mai, Thailand -- After five years of effort, three Kachin political parties agreed to merge on Saturday in order to meet a desire among ethnic Kachin for a single, strong party. The Kachin Democratic party (KDP), the Kachin State democracy Party (KSDP), and the Kachin National Congress (KNC) ...
As signs point to an especially brutal cold season campaign in 2018, many in Kachin state hope the international community will finally come to their aid. Cold season offensives have intensified as the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, has ramped up aerial bombardments and long-range shelling, ...
Mya Thein, the Kachin State Minister for agriculture and Irrigation, said: "Currently, the measurements of about 5,000-acre land reserved for the industrial zone and economic zone are being carried out. The state government is coordinating on matters relating to farmland and plantations included in the ...
Yangon -- Fighting in Kachin State between the armed wing of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the Myanmar army, or Tatmadaw, has intensified in recent days, according to the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). The latest round of clashes erupted in late November. Colonel Naw Bu ...
The Myanmar army on Wednesday shelled at least four positions held by the Kachin Independence Army in northern parts of the country in a move rebel leaders are interpreting as a signal that fighting will soon escalate in areas under their control. Col. Naw Bu, a KIA spokesperson, told The Irrawaddy ...
women's groups in Kachin State say understaffed police with inadequate resources are hampering investigations into human trafficking and contributing to a crime wave in Myitkyina, in which women are often the targets. By SU MYAT MON | FRONTIER. SINCE THE conflict between the Tatmadaw and ...
On one side of this remote, mountainous but important settlement in Myanmar's breakaway Kachin state lurks the dreaded Burmese army. On the other, marking the city limits, is the Chinese border. "People are worried," says Dau Hku, an official with the rebel Kachin Independence Army (KIA), which ...
Myanmar's military will cut off the delivery of rice and gasoline to parts of Kachin state's turbulent Tanaing township controlled by an ethnic armed group if they find that local businessmen operating "illegal" mines are receiving the supplies, a Kachin state government official said Monday. Tensions between ...
The refugees were being housed in 167 IDP camps in the two states, based on the records of the Kachin peace Network. A majority of the people in Kachin and Shan states are Christians, so Christmas is an important holiday to them. On this date when Christ was born, families and relatives would gather to ...
Fighting between an ethnic armed group and Myanmar government troops has escalated again in Tanaing township in Kachin State, forcing the few residents still living in the area to find safe havens elsewhere, a military official from the rebel army said on Friday. Lieutenant Colonel Naw Bu, information ...
It was a cold December day like any other in Kachin State's Namsang village. As evening drew closer, 41-year-old Hpau Gum Kum Sang rushed his cattle to the fields, keen to quickly head back home to his wife and five children. But that was not to be. A fateful misstep on a landmine in the fields left the ...
Drawing far less international attention are long-running conflicts that endure in the country's border regions near China, particularly in Kachin ...
women and children comprise more than half of the 100,000 people displaced by conflict in Kachin and northern Shan states who endure a ...
tax revenues have doubled in the time of the current government, Wai Lin, Kachin State Minister for finance, Planning and economy told the ...
Kachin women: "With the blessing of the Pope, the difficulties that afflict our lands will disappear. The future will be better. " Leader of a Village: ...
The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating humanitarian and development agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar.
At least 8000 Kachin refugees who fled from clashes between government troops and ethnic armed fighters six years ago can now return to ...
The KBC (Kachin Baptist Convention) is trying to arrange for internally displaced persons (IDPs) from 27 of the 300-plus villages in Kachin ...
women living in conflict zones in Kachin need special protection laws to safeguard them against abuses, against violence and to ensure their ...
In Kachin state, northern Myanmar, one person in every household is addicted to heroin, an extremely addictive drug derived from the poppy ...
Bo recently visited Myitkyina, a city of about 300,000 people that's the capital of Myanmar's contested Kachin State almost 1,000 miles away from the capital city of Yangon where he resides - officially to take part in a retreat, but also to bring aid and comfort to the victims of war and chronic economic injustice ...
Thousands of ethnic Kachin from northern Myanmar are traveling to Yangon to welcome Pope Francis, who is scheduled to arrive in the country ...
One of the Kachins' preferred methods for killing Japanese were to set up ambush areas. They planted improvised bamboo spikes known as ...
Camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) at Shait Yang village in Laiza District, an area controlled by the Kachin Independence army (KIA), ...
She added that the statement refers not only to the Rakhine conflict, but extends to human rights abuses committed in Shan and Kachin states.
A road in Kachin State is ruined and the residents have blamed Chinese farm trucks for it. The Waingmaw-Tarlawgyi road had been ...
Six Myanmar soldiers, including regiment officers, have admitted to killing three ethnic Kachin refugees in the town of Mansi in northern ...
At a camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Kachin State's Kutkai Township in 2016, humanitarian aid worker Lamai Mai Mai noticed ...
It has been ten years since Ko Zin Myo Htik, owner of Myanmar Gasket (MG), left his hometown in Moe Kaung city, Kachin State, for Yangon, ...
Miners search for jade stones at a mine dump at a Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar November 28, 2015. / Soe Zayar Tun / Reuters.


 

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