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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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Ethnic Parties Tell NLD to Put Promises of Federal DemocracyInto Practice

Ethnic Parties Tell NLD to Put Promises of Federal DemocracyInto Practice

Ethnic political parties have described a recent National League for Democracy (NLD) statement about building a future federal democratic Union as “just words” that need to be put into practice. The NLD released the statement…

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Kachin Villagers Demonstrate Against Buddhist Monastery Planned on School Property

Kachin Villagers Demonstrate Against Buddhist Monastery Planned on School Property

Residents of Loi Len Yang village, located in Kachin State, demonstrated against the construction of a Buddhist monastery on the grounds of a school. More than 30 took part in the protest on the morning…

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Parents Of Students Killed By KIA Want Bodies Back

Parents Of Students Killed By KIA Want Bodies Back

Parents of two students who were detained by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) following a brawl near a karaoke establishment in Burma’s Kachin State recently learned of their deaths while in custody. Kyi Kyi Khin,…

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Displaced Kachin Civilians Return To Village To Clean Church

Displaced Kachin Civilians Return To Village To Clean Church

After living in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp for almost a decade, Kachin villagers, who were displaced by fighting between the Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army, returned to their village to clean their…

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Govt, KHCC Meet in Naypyidaw to Discuss IDP Return

Govt, KHCC Meet in Naypyidaw to Discuss IDP Return

The Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) submitted the Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) strategic plan for Kachin internally displaced persons’ (IDPs) return home to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Naypyidaw last week.…

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Burma Army, KIA Clash in Kachin State

Burma Army, KIA Clash in Kachin State

The Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) fought in Kachin State on Monday after Kachin forces said that the Tatmadaw entered their territory. The battle lasted around 30 minutes and occurred at La…

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Youth Group Erect Memorial Monument In Myitkyina IDP Camp

Youth Group Erect Memorial Monument In Myitkyina IDP Camp

A Kachin youth group erected a stone memorial monument in an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp to honor Kachin who were displaced by fighting during the ninth anniversary of the war between the Burma Army…

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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 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…