Inside Laiza Military Hospital

A young Kachin soldier is treated for shrapnel injuries at the Laiza Military Hospital. (Photo: Steve Tickner / The Irrawaddy)

A young Kachin soldier is treated for shrapnel injuries at the Laiza Military Hospital. (Photo: Steve Tickner / The Irrawaddy)

LAIZA, Kachin State — After more than a year and a half, there is still no end in sight to the conflict in Kachin State. For many, however, even an immediate cessation of hostilities will bring no relief from the horrors of war.

The military hospital in Laiza is full of the casualties of combat, many of whom will never be able to return to the lives they had before. Irrawaddy reporter Steve Tickner visited the hospital recently to document the aftermath of a conflict that continues kill and maim soldiers and civilians every day.


One Response to Inside Laiza Military Hospital

  1. Lets not deceive ourselves. This is a genocide. Are we to die for a “Union” made and for the majority race?

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