IDPs in Kachin State survive on edible plants and 300 kyats (US$0.22) per day.
Karen women are afraid to return to their villages, citing an ongoing lack of security in the area.
The govt will dispatch a special envoy to the UN in New York in an effort to explain the situation in Rakhine State to the international community.
Army is stopping the ‘unlawful acts’ of ethnic rebels, say military representatives.
The displaced have sought refuge in two churches in Namti town, following clashes between the Myanmar Army and the KIA.
The verbal order follows intensified troop deployment in the region.
Locals in northern Rakhine State flee homes after recent killings.
The peace process is in limbo as the government stands firm in its own desired direction and the ethnic armed organizations demand another.
In commemoration of the 29th anniversary of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, The Irrawaddy revisits an account of the experience by one of its editors.
Matthew Smith and Amy Smith of Fortify Rights respond to a debate over graphic footage disseminated in May.
Hundreds of villagers in Rathedaung Township reportedly surround armed police who tried to arrest six men suspected of being militants.
China is acting on false information of Northern Alliance assault, according to ethnic armed group.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses developments in Shan and Kachin states and their impacts on the peace process.
The government and the Tatmadaw should shun strategies that undermine the people’s trust in them and their peace initiatives, writes Joe Kumbun.
Michael Vatikiotis looks at modern Southeast Asia and the power dynamics and conflicts that shape one of the world’s fastest growing regions.