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Monuments Honour Kachin IDPs On 9th Anniversary Of Conflict

Monuments Honour Kachin IDPs On 9th Anniversary Of Conflict

Monuments to honor Kachin displaced by fighting will be erected in three camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State during the ninth anniversary of the conflict between the Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence…

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Kachin State Won’t Build COVID-19 Lab

Kachin State Won’t Build COVID-19 Lab

The Kachin State government says it can’t build a laboratory to test for the novel coronavirus because there’s a dearth of medical personnel with the expertise to operate a lab of this kind. Khun Myat…

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Tatmadaw Surrounds Northern Alliance During Offensive

Tatmadaw Surrounds Northern Alliance During Offensive

The Tatmadaw launched an offensive on several ethnic armed organizations in the Northern Alliance in northern Shan State despite that both the Army and the alliance declared their own unilateral ceasefires. Burma Army’s LID-88 and…

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Kachin Youth Express Dissatisfaction Over Long Awaited Meeting With State Govt

Kachin Youth Express Dissatisfaction Over Long Awaited Meeting With State Govt

The Kachin State government held a meeting with Kachin youth in Myitkyina last week on the order of the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC), but the youth in attendance say that they are not…

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Plans To Send IDPs Home Delayed

Plans To Send IDPs Home Delayed

KNG spoke with Pastor Hpauyam Hka Li, the head of Kachin Baptist Convention’s (KBC) development department, about the obstacles his organisation faces returning the internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their villages. KBC said it would…

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Tatmadaw Refuses Bid To Resume Mining In Tanai

Tatmadaw Refuses Bid To Resume Mining In Tanai

A parliamentarian called on the Tatmadaw to reopen gold and amber mines closed since 2018 when the Burma Army launched a series of offensives driving out the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) from the lucrative region…

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Trial Starts For Preacher Charged For Using Walkie-Talkie

Trial Starts For Preacher Charged For Using Walkie-Talkie

The trial of a Baptist preacher charged for using a walkie-talkie last year at a youth rehabilitation school in northern Burma started this Wednesday. Lahkye Seng Awng told KNG there was little he could say…

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Putao Residents Oppose Foreign Mine

Putao Residents Oppose Foreign Mine

Residents of northern Kachin State are concerned they will lose their ancestral land after the government gave a Singapore-based mining company the green light to start a feasibility study in one of the most remote…

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Relocated IDPs in Namti in Need of Food

Relocated IDPs in Namti in Need of Food

Internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Kachin State town of Namti relocated to a village outside of the town as part of a COVID-19 prevention plan, but say that their basic needs are not being…

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Chipwi Township IDPs Leave Resettlement Site, Return to Camp

Chipwi Township IDPs Leave Resettlement Site, Return to Camp

Internally displaced Kachin people (IDPs) have moved back to their camp in Chipwi Township after suffering from water shortages and difficulties in accessing education for their children at their resettlement site.  Burma’s Red Cross Association…