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‘Not Enough Water to Wash Our Hands,’ Say Kachin IDPs Bracing For COVID-19

‘Not Enough Water to Wash Our Hands,’ Say Kachin IDPs Bracing For COVID-19

While thorough handwashing has been proven as an effective strategy to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State’s camps say that the current water shortage prevents them from…

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Returned IDPs Demand Landmines Be Removed From Nam San Yang

Returned IDPs Demand Landmines Be Removed From Nam San Yang

Villagers in Nam San Yang, who returned to the community from internally displaced persons (IDP) camps more than one year ago, have said that landmines remain a prominent threat in the area where they now…

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Resettled Kachin IDPs Request Aid As They ‘Start From Zero’ 

Resettled Kachin IDPs Request Aid As They ‘Start From Zero’ 

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have resettled to the village of Nam San Yang in Kachin State say that they are in need of basic assistance for another six months until they are able to…

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KBC: ‘If IDPs Want to Return Home, We Are Ready to Help Them’

KBC: ‘If IDPs Want to Return Home, We Are Ready to Help Them’

The Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) is preparing to send 500 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to pre-selected villages in Kachin State, as part of a resettlement project supported by the Nippon Foundation. KNG spoke…

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Two Kachin IDPs Injured in Landmine Blast

Two Kachin IDPs Injured in Landmine Blast

Two Kachin internally displaced persons (IDPs) were injured after they stepped on a landmine while trying to reach their farmland in Kachin State’s Mogaung Township on March 5. The incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m.…

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KHCC Prepares for Return of More than 3,000 Kachin IDPs

KHCC Prepares for Return of More than 3,000 Kachin IDPs

The Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) is preparing to resettle a total of more than 3,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from 10 villages in Kachin State in the first few months of next year, the…

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Returned Kachin IDPs Prepare to Flee Again

Returned Kachin IDPs Prepare to Flee Again

The first displaced returnees to the Kachin village of Nam San Yang in Waingmaw Township are again preparing to flee after the Burma Army recently attacked and seized a nearby Kachin Independence Army (KIA) camp.…

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Amid Ceasefire Speculation, Kachin IDPs Ask If They Will ‘Need to Run Again’

Amid Ceasefire Speculation, Kachin IDPs Ask If They Will ‘Need to Run Again’

Kachin people displaced by war have expressed concern about how a potential ceasefire between the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and the Burma Army could affect their security. The KIO is among the majority of armed…

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KBC Leaders Discuss Future of Kachin IDPs

KBC Leaders Discuss Future of Kachin IDPs

Leaders from the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) and representatives from internally displaced people’s (IDP) camps met this week to discuss the issue of return for IDPs who have spent eight years in camps. The two-day…

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Northern Shan State IDPs In Need of Aid, ‘Especially Food’

Northern Shan State IDPs In Need of Aid, ‘Especially Food’

Clashes are ongoing between the Burma Army and members of the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed groups in northern Shan State, with the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) increasing and in need of emergency…