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Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Over 200 internally displaced Kachin families living in the outskirts of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, want the government to provide all the households in their village with electricity. Residents of Ngwi Pyaw San…

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Burma Army and KIA Clash for Four Days Straight in Northern Shan State

Burma Army and KIA Clash for Four Days Straight in Northern Shan State

The Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) have had clashes for four consecutive days—from June 16-19—in Kutkai Township in northern Shan State, according to KIA sources. Locals in Kaleng village—the area in which…

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Tatmadaw Clash With KIA Twice In June

Tatmadaw Clash With KIA Twice In June

In northern Shan State, fighting between Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) continued this Wednesday morning. A KIA officer from Brigade-4, who spoke to KNG on condition of anonymity, says the Burma Army launched…

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Northern Alliance Refuse Govt’s Offer To Resume Peace Talks Online

Northern Alliance Refuse Govt’s Offer To Resume Peace Talks Online

The government extended an invitation through Kachin Peace-Talk Creation Group (PCG) to resume peace talks with the Northern Alliance through online conferencing, after discussions with the ethnic armed coalition has been suspended since the COVID-19…

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KHCC Will Resettle IDPs In Puta-O

KHCC Will Resettle IDPs In Puta-O

The Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) announced plans to resettle hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Puta-O Township, Kachin State. KHCC chair Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson says: “It’s not possible for these IDPs to…

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Displaced Villagers Can Go Home If A Ceasefire Is Signed: Kachin Organizations Say

Displaced Villagers Can Go Home If A Ceasefire Is Signed: Kachin Organizations Say

On the anniversary of the conflict in Kachin State, the Kachin National Consultative Assembly (KNCA) stated that all internally displaced persons (IDPs) would be able to return to their homes if the warring parties sign…

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Burma Army and KIA Clash in Northern Shan State

Burma Army and KIA Clash in Northern Shan State

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) confirmed that they had two clashes with the Burma Army in northern Shan State’s Muse Township at around 7:00 p.m. on June 6. An unidentified Tatmadaw military column and the…

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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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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…