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Some IDPs Returned To Villages In Kachin State

Some IDPs Returned To Villages In Kachin State

More than 400 displaced Kachin from 85 families, who were displaced by the fighting between the Kachin Independence Army and the Burma Army in 2011, were repatriated to their villages last week with the help

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Fighting Prevents Relief From Reaching Mansi Township IDPs

Fighting Prevents Relief From Reaching Mansi Township IDPs

Civilians don't have enough to eat after the fighting prevented them from farming and donors bringing aid to the camp for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Mansi Township, where they've been living for

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Kachin IDPs Hopeless After Losing Paddy To Drought

Kachin IDPs Hopeless After Losing Paddy To Drought

Villagers in an displaced camp in Myitkyina Township are facing additional hardships after drought led to the loss of ten acres of rice. ''They were expecting something from their rotational farm, but they got nothing.

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IDPs Return To Conflict Zone In Kachin State

IDPs Return To Conflict Zone In Kachin State

Residents of five villages affected by the conflict in Kachin State have returned home, not because it's safe there, but because they've little to eat in the internally displaced person (IDP) camps from which they

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Govt and Kachin CSOs Offer Different Support for Returning IDPs

Govt and Kachin CSOs Offer Different Support for Returning IDPs

No straight road lies ahead for hundreds of thousands of displaced Kachin who want to return home after being uprooted by conflict between armed groups nearly a decade ago. While the government is committed to

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More Than One Year After IDPs Return to Nam San Yang, Burma Army Removes Landmines From Their Farmland

More Than One Year After IDPs Return to Nam San Yang, Burma Army Removes Landmines From Their Farmland

The Burma Army removed landmines from nearly 100 acres of paddy farms owned by 98 families in Nam San Yang village in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township last week. The 500 people living in Nam San

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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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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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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