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Kachin Villagers Want Myitsone Dam Project Scrapped

Kachin Villagers Want Myitsone Dam Project Scrapped

Kachin villagers forced off their ancestral land to make way for the construction of the Chinese financed Myitsone Dam protested Tuesday, calling for the cancellation of all hydro-power projects planned at the confluence of the…

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Kachin Organizations Form Interim Coordination Team in Burma

Kachin Organizations Form Interim Coordination Team in Burma

Domestic and international Kachin organizations established a coordination team to advocate on behalf of the Kachin people during military rule, according to the team’s spokesperson.

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KIO/A Destroy Burma Army Camp After Protesters Killed in Kachin State

KIO/A Destroy Burma Army Camp After Protesters Killed in Kachin State

The Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIA) destroyed a Tatmadaw camp on Thursday, March 11, after the military regime shot and killed peaceful protesters in Kachin State’s capital city, Myitkyina.

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Kachin IDPs Ready to Start Over

Kachin IDPs Ready to Start Over

Kachin villagers displaced by the conflict between Burma Army and Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) have decided it’s time to leave the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp, where they have lived for several years, and resettle…

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KBC Committee Resumes Investigation into Murders of Teachers

KBC Committee Resumes Investigation into Murders of Teachers

Family and friends are still waiting for justice for the brutal murder and rape of two Kachin volunteer teachers six years ago.

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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…