Officials warn of further disasters, but scores of families living near the scene of July’s deadly landslide in Kachin’s Hpakant jade mining area can’t afford to move.
The Thai town of Mae Hong Son near the border with Myanmar remains eerily empty despite a partial lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Thousands of displaced people remain trapped in IDP camps across northern Shan State as fighting continues between the Tatmadaw and the KIA.
In Thailand, COVID-19 has left millions of migrant workers from Myanmar jobless, facing a daily struggle to get by with little income and few options.
The Irrawaddy visited hundreds of villagers who fled fighting between Myanmar’s military and the Restoration Council of Shan State.
Myanmar’s normally bustling second-largest city is a shadow of its pre-coronavirus self.
Whether it’s to celebrate their history, find long-lost loved ones or just enjoy the festivities, people flock to Shan State National Day from all corners of the region
Meet the residents of the Wingabaw elephant orphanage in Myanmar’s Bago Region; some were rescued from traps, while others lost their parents to poaching.
In the rainy season, Irrawaddy Region farmers venture into the mountains and battle mosquitoes and snakes to supplement their income by harvesting the popular food.