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Gold Mining Accelerates In Putao District

Gold Mining Accelerates In Putao District

Gold prospectors are paying the military regime for mining rights near the Mali Kha River in Putao District, polluting an area where no mining happened before. "The water is polluted in the lower part of

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Fire Destroys Putao District Village

Fire Destroys Putao District Village

More than 70 people are in urgent need of emergency aid after a fire tragically destroyed all 11 houses in their remote village in Putao District, including the buildings where they stored their rice. They're

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Outbreak Affects Remote Town In Putao District

Outbreak Affects Remote Town In Putao District

An outbreak is rapidly spreading in the northernmost town of Kachin State, with nearly one hundred cases reported so far. According to a man from remote Nogmung in Putao District, some families are staying on

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Tatmadaw Recalls Former Soldiers in Putao District

Tatmadaw Recalls Former Soldiers in Putao District

Burma Army and Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) recalled former soldiers and recruited civilians for a Peoples Militia Force (PMF) amid escalating conflict with Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Putao District, Kachin State. (more…)

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Tatmadaw Using Civilians As Human Shields in Putao District

Tatmadaw Using Civilians As Human Shields in Putao District

Burma Army has been kidnapping civilians, including children, to use as human shields after suffering casualties during the conflict with Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Kachin State. (more…)