The ethnic armed group said more than 120 people displaced by its fight with the military in Paletwa Township have taken shelter in territory near the border under its control.
The 31 Rohingya, fleeing a crackdown in India, were stranded on the border after being denied entry into Bangladesh and border officials failed to agree on what to do with them.
Military closed Jin San Jiao Gate on Dec. 26; gov’t has yet to respond to requests for information from farmers, whose produce is spoiling at border
Project is first of three border development projects in Shan, Kachin states agreed upon by Myanmar and China
Local and international travelers can start applying for visas to cross the border online later this month.
The Irrawaddy sent reporters to the India-Myanmar border. We share these photos of the region’s cultural diversity and economic vibrancy.