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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…

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Kachin IDPs Running Out Of Food

Kachin IDPs Running Out Of Food

Displaced Kachin who fled fighting in northeastern Burma are running out of food after no-one came to their camp to help them during the pandemic. Since the government imposed a lockdown across the country at…

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KIO And Govt Prepare For Pandemic

KIO And Govt Prepare For Pandemic

The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and the Kachin National Consultative Assembly met with the state government for the first time to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic. KIO officials that attended the meeting last Wednesday in…

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Kachin Civil Society Initiates Coronavirus Prevention Measures in IDP Camps

Kachin Civil Society Initiates Coronavirus Prevention Measures in IDP Camps

Kachin civil society organizations have started their own preventative programs to fight coronavirus in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Kachin State. The Kachin State COVID-19 Prevention Network (KsC19PN) was formed by 12 organizations…

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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…