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Kachin Roundtable Bridges Gap Between Peace Stakeholders

Kachin Roundtable Bridges Gap Between Peace Stakeholders

Representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) met with political parties and internally displaced persons (IDPs) during a roundtable in Myitkyina to share information and their views on peace matters.  The one-day event, which took place

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PMF Beats Kachin Youth at Checkpoint in Hukawng Valley

PMF Beats Kachin Youth at Checkpoint in Hukawng Valley

A family of a Kachin youth, who was beaten by the Shahtuzup People's Militia Force, (PMF) in Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley, demanded the Northern Military Command punish their son's assailants. Lamai Htoi Bawk, 20, was

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Flyers ‘Insulting’ the NLD Circulated in Mansi Township

Flyers ‘Insulting’ the NLD Circulated in Mansi Township

Flyers “attacking” the National League for Democracy (NLD) have been circulating along the Bhamo-Mansi highway in Kachin State’s Mansi Township. The flyers appear to have been thrown along the road for a 10-mile stretch between

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Citing Flooding and Security Concerns, Kachin IDPs Demand New Resettlement Site

Citing Flooding and Security Concerns, Kachin IDPs Demand New Resettlement Site

Kachin internally displaced persons (IDPs) have objected to a government plan to resettle them to a village which they say is affected by severe annual flooding and remains politically insecure. The Burmese government recently announced

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Kachin State Govt Pledges Minor Financial Support to People With Disabilities

Kachin State Govt Pledges Minor Financial Support to People With Disabilities

As a part of their COVID-19 relief plan, the Kachin State government will give 30,000 kyat (US$22) each to more than 7,600 people with disabilities in the state.  According to the state’s social welfare, relief,

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Hpakant Floods Linked to Mining Waste Disposal, Locals Say

Hpakant Floods Linked to Mining Waste Disposal, Locals Say

Ineffective cleaning of the Uru stream by businesspeople in Hpakant, Kachin State is contributing to flooding which now occurs every year in the area, locals say. While the local government and businesspeople have formed a

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Govt Will Build Polling Stations in IDP camps

Govt Will Build Polling Stations in IDP camps

To assist villagers displaced from conflict in Kachin State to vote during the upcoming elections, the government is planning to build some polling stations inside internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps. Tun Aung Khine, head of

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KIO Lifts Mandatory Quarantine

KIO Lifts Mandatory Quarantine

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) got rid of a mandatory quarantine in Burma’s Kachin State. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, travelers were required to stay at one of the ethnic armed organizations (EAO)

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Kachin State Electoral Candidate Cites ‘Unfair Law’ as Reason for His Disqualification

Kachin State Electoral Candidate Cites ‘Unfair Law’ as Reason for His Disqualification

A candidate who had planned to run for the position of Bamar ethnic affairs minister in Kachin State was disqualified from the November election by the state’s election commission because of time he previously spent

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Govt’s Kachin IDP Resettlement Program to Tentatively Start in September

Govt’s Kachin IDP Resettlement Program to Tentatively Start in September

A resettlement program for Kachin internally displaced persons (IDPs) is likely to start in September, according to representatives of the Kachin State government. The Chinese government gave the program 4 million yuan (more than US$577,000)