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Burma Army Raids Sar Maw IDP Camp

Burma Army Raids Sar Maw IDP Camp

The Burma Army raided an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp located inside a Kachin Baptist church compound in Sar Maw Village on the Myitkyina to Mandalay Railway line on 18 September. One of the IDP…

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Burma Army Stops WFP Rice from Reaching Kachin IDP Camp

Burma Army Stops WFP Rice from Reaching Kachin IDP Camp

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Man Win IDP Camp face food shortages because the Burma Army prevented trucks containing a month’s supply of rice from the World Food Programme (WFP) from reaching the camp. The…

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300 Burma Army Soldiers Enter China Disguised as Civilians

300 Burma Army Soldiers Enter China Disguised as Civilians

About 300 Burmese soldiers wearing civilian clothes have allegedly entered China in small groups since 3 September as part of a planned offensive against the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) said a border military affairs observer.…

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Burma Army Seizes Medicines Meant for IDPs

Burma Army Seizes Medicines Meant for IDPs

The Burma Army stopped a Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) vehicle transporting medicine to internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Eastern Kachin State near the Chinese border and seized all the medicines on 25 August. The…

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KIO Joins Conference Under UNFC Delegation

KIO Joins Conference Under UNFC Delegation

The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) fielded 25 people from its own ranks and affiliate groups to join a United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) delegation during the Union Peace Conference (also called 21st Century Panglong Conference)…

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Political Parties Want Offensives To End

Political Parties Want Offensives To End

An alliance of political parties in Kachin State has demanded that the Burma Army stop its offensives that are happening in advance of the Union Peace Conference (also called the 21st Century Panglong Conference) planned…

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Civilians Missing From Conflict Zone

Civilians Missing From Conflict Zone

Residents from Shahtuzup village in Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley believe that two men that have been missing since Friday are being detained by the Burma Army. Since the beginning of the month, the area has…

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Kachin in India Demand Justice for Two Murdered School Teachers

Kachin in India Demand Justice for Two Murdered School Teachers

Members of the exiled Kachin community and their Burmese friends living in the Indian capital New Delhi held a protest last week to demand justice in the case of the two Kachin teachers who were…

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US Church Group Urges Justice for Slain Kachin Teachers

US Church Group Urges Justice for Slain Kachin Teachers

During a visit to the Kachin state capital Myitkyina last week a delegation from the American Baptist Churches (ABC) organization called for Burmese government authorities to properly investigate the rape and murder last month of…

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88 Generation Deliver Aid to Kachin War Refugees

88 Generation Deliver Aid to Kachin War Refugees

9 February 2015 – The 88 Generation Peace and Open Society delivered a donation of food and essential products to over 1,000 Kachin war refugees sheltering in Ginsi Village-Tract, Hpakant Township, Kachin State on 6th…