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Citing Rising COVID-19 Rates in Burma, KIO Halts Travel Into Its Territory

Citing Rising COVID-19 Rates in Burma, KIO Halts Travel Into Its Territory

The Kachin Independence Organization’s (KIO) COVID-19 response committee has ordered a stop to all entry into its territory as of October 1, due to rising rates of infection in Burmese administrated areas.  Secretary of the…

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Tensions Between KIO/A and Tatmadaw Rising in Chipwi Township

Tensions Between KIO/A and Tatmadaw Rising in Chipwi Township

Hostilities between armed forces is disrupting campaigning for election candidates in Burma’s northernmost Kachin State. Burma Army and Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) are in a standoff after the former demanded the latter to remove two…

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Tatmadaw Warns KIO/A to Remove Military Camps in Chipwi Township

Tatmadaw Warns KIO/A to Remove Military Camps in Chipwi Township

The Burma Army wants the Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) to eliminate two of its military camps in Kachin State. Col Kyaw Lin Aung, minister of security and border affairs, sent a formal request to KIO/A…

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Unclear if Govt Will Enforce Closure of KIO Office in Myitkyina

Unclear if Govt Will Enforce Closure of KIO Office in Myitkyina

The Burmese government’s peace negotiation body has yet to respond to an inquiry from the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) about whether they will close the KIO’s Technical Advisory Team (TAT) office in Myitkyina. The Burma…

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COVID-19 Prevention Materials Reach KIO After Tatmadaw Bans Direct Distribution

COVID-19 Prevention Materials Reach KIO After Tatmadaw Bans Direct Distribution

COVID-19 preventative materials from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reached the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) last week after the international health organization was forced to distribute the aid indirectly Instead the Kachin…

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KIO Will Attend Union Peace Conference If Invited

KIO Will Attend Union Peace Conference If Invited

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has not been invited to the 4th Union Peace Conference (UPC), a time when most of Burma’s ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) will meet with the government and Burma Army to…

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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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Burma Army Destroys KIO COVID-19 Screening Point

Burma Army Destroys KIO COVID-19 Screening Point

The Burma Army destroyed a COVID-19 checkpoint created by the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in the Loije area on the Kachin State-China border on Monday, according to local sources.  The KIO’s medics and civilian health…

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KIO Restricts Travel in Its Territory After COVID-19 Case Found

KIO Restricts Travel in Its Territory After COVID-19 Case Found

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has restricted travel in the territory under its control in N’mawk (Momauk) Township in Kachin State’s Bhamo District after Burma’s 249th COVID-19 case was found in the township. Travel in…

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KHCC Will Resettle IDPs In Puta-O

KHCC Will Resettle IDPs In Puta-O

The Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) announced plans to resettle hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Puta-O Township, Kachin State. KHCC chair Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson says: “It’s not possible for these IDPs to…