Displaced people at increased risk as Army, EAOs build up forces near the camps along the Thai border, advocacy groups say.
Farmer dies while working in his field in Namtu Township; many rice fields in the area are idle this growing season as villagers fear the explosive devices.
About 100 demonstrators gather outside Myanmar Embassy, call for independent probe of possible war crimes over detainee deaths
Those living in Myanmar’s IDP camps face difficulties in movement and accessing health and education services without national citizenship ID cards.
The proposal was submitted to Naypyitaw after calls for more aid by a number of influential monks and civil society groups in Rakhine State.
Announcement comes amid ‘constructive’ peace talks with Northern Alliance; bilateral peace deals to be discussed this month.
Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee raises hope progress will be made at next week’s peace talks with KIO
KIO vice chair Gen. Gun Maw denies China pressuring his group to join NCA, but says gov’t refusing to allow IDPs to go home until it signs; he urges gov’t, China to hold public
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew requested by state Border Affairs Ministry ‘to maintain order’
The Tatmadaw’s explanation of its assault on the town on March 18 bears little resemblance to what an Irrawaddy reporter and other local witnesses saw that day.
ANP says actual number is likely much higher; UN puts Rakhine State’s IDP population at over 17,300
Soldiers entered Say Taung and fired indiscriminately, while other troops fired on anyone attempting to flee, they say
Ministers have yet to disburse funds to area’s 10,000 IDPs, despite green light from state parliament
Trust between ethnic groups is breaking down, monasteries have become IPD camps and people are being forced to join ethnic armies.
Arakan Army displays IDs, claims at least 15 gov’t troops killed in Paletwa Township