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Shoddy Construction Plagues Myitsone Dam Relocation Sites in Myanmar’s North

Shoddy Construction Plagues Myitsone Dam Relocation Sites in Myanmar’s North

Hkawn Tawng, a Kachin widow, was forced to move from her original home close to the confluence where the Irrawaddy river is formed in northern Kachin State nearly a decade ago on the orders of

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Civilians killed by Shelling in Myanmar’s Shan State as Gov. and Armed Groups Meet

Civilians killed by Shelling in Myanmar’s Shan State as Gov. and Armed Groups Meet

Many Kachin people across the world took to social media on Saturday to express their anger and outrage following the death of five Kachin civilians in northern Shan State’s Kutkai Township on Saturday amid heavy

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Amber Being Sought ‘Through Bloodshed,’ Kachin Group Reports

Amber Being Sought ‘Through Bloodshed,’ Kachin Group Reports

A new report from the Kachin Development Network Group (KDNG) alleges that the Burma Army’s seizure of Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley is a move toward pushing communities out of the amber-rich area. “Blood Amber” was

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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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Kachin Villagers Plant Hundreds of Trees to Commemorate Thai Queen’s Birthday

Kachin Villagers Plant Hundreds of Trees to Commemorate Thai Queen’s Birthday

‘We thank the Thai king and queen. They gave a place to us,’ a villager from Ban Mai Samakee said. Kachin people living in Thailand’s Chiang Mai province planted more than 900 trees to mark

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Missing Kachin Farmer Found Dead

Missing Kachin Farmer Found Dead

Relatives do not rule out foul play, but police say there was no immediate evidence of violence. After being missing for more than one week, the body of a Kachin father of five was found

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Kachin Churches Close National Schools as Flu Spreads in Myitkyina

Kachin Churches Close National Schools as Flu Spreads in Myitkyina

The church-sponsored schools have been closed as a precaution against the further spread of seasonal flu among students. The Kachin Baptist Church (KBC) has decided to temporarily close its Myu Sha Jawng national school in

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Gov’t Officials, Kachin Relief Workers to Visit IDPs in KIO Territory

Gov’t Officials, Kachin Relief Workers to Visit IDPs in KIO Territory

The visit is part of an agreement that will also see the government provide assistance to the IDPs on a monthly basis. A delegation of Burmese government officials is expected to travel to Kachin State

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New Ethnic Alliance Aims to Present ‘Common Voice’ for Rights in Burma

New Ethnic Alliance Aims to Present ‘Common Voice’ for Rights in Burma

Representatives from six ethnic nationalities formed the Nationalities Alliance (Burma) in Washington, D.C. in the United States on June 15. They included members of the Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Mon, Rakhine and Shan communities who seek