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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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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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Ten Acres of Village Land Damaged by Digging for Turtle Stones

Ten Acres of Village Land Damaged by Digging for Turtle Stones

A village headman has reported that more than 10 acres of farmland has been damaged through the digging for “turtle stones.” The land, which is part of the 2,000 acres collectively owned by the residents…

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Thermal Scanners Installed On Sino-Burmese Border

Thermal Scanners Installed On Sino-Burmese Border

With many migrant workers returning to Myanmar from China because of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) thermal scanners have been installed at border gates to check if any of the returnees have been infected with the…

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Kachin Orgs Welcome ICJ Ruling & Push For Wider Recognition of Persecution

Kachin Orgs Welcome ICJ Ruling & Push For Wider Recognition of Persecution

Some Kachin organizations have spoken out in support of an order by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague imposing emergency restrictions on the Burmese state amid an ongoing trial for genocide. On…

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KBC Calls on Witnesses to Speak Out in Five-Year-Old Murder Case

KBC Calls on Witnesses to Speak Out in Five-Year-Old Murder Case

Five years after the brutal rape and murder of two Kachin teachers in northern Shan State, the chairperson of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) said that justice has been delayed because witnesses have been afraid…

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Kachin Orgs Demand Chinese President Abandon Myitsone Dam Project

Kachin Orgs Demand Chinese President Abandon Myitsone Dam Project

More than 50 Kachin organizations have called on Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is currently visiting Burma, to permanently cancel the China-backed Myitsone Dam on the confluence of the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State. President…

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Hpakant Locals Call Annual Uru Stream Flooding a ‘Man-Made Disaster’

Hpakant Locals Call Annual Uru Stream Flooding a ‘Man-Made Disaster’

To ensure that flood damage is minimized this year in Hpakant, Kachin State, locals have demanded that the government enforce existing regulations around the annual cleaning of sediment from the Uru stream. A government-sponsored cleaning…

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KSPP Not Buying Into NLD’s New Ethnic Affairs Committee

KSPP Not Buying Into NLD’s New Ethnic Affairs Committee

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) has criticized the ruling National League for Democracy’s (NLD) hasty formation of an ethnic affairs committee—and its appointment of an ethnic Kachin chair—as a move to garner support in…

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Jade Market to Be Built in Hpakant

Jade Market to Be Built in Hpakant

A jade market is being built in Hpakant town in Kachin State at a cost of 6 billion kyat (more than US$4 million), the state’s ministry of natural resources said. The ministry and the Association…