Military denies losing any soldiers as ethnic groups’ offensive focuses on Kutkai Township; aid groups say thousands of civilians displaced, many trapped without food.
Many IDPs trapped as army puts besieged villages in township’s rural areas under lockdown due to heavy fighting with AA, lawmakers and residents say.
Commuters in dozens of vehicles stranded without food outside village in Kutkai Township; fighting erupted Sunday and resumed Monday.
For displaced Karen—including repatriated refugees and those receiving housing support in new settlements—peace is always fragile and jobs remain scarce.
More than 300 Shan IDPs that fled civil wars at home in 2002 have little hope that Aung San Suu Kyi’s government can bring peace or repatriation.
Ethnic armed group says gunship bombed, strafed its positions after Tatmadaw sustained heavy losses in fierce clash; military denies ordering air strikes.
Local disaster management officials say they have yet to receive assistance from private or govt relief organizations.
Armed group abducted the construction workers in late March, accusing them of spying for the Myanmar military.
The Rakhine education department has as of yet no figures for the number of schools shut or students or teachers displaced by conflict as the new academic year kicks off.
Over the course of four days, 752 residents of southern Chin State fled to safety in urban areas as clashes between the Tatmadaw and Arakan Army move further north.
Self-described humanitarian aid group, which Tatmadaw accuses of training EAOs, says it is already helping IDPs in Rakhine.
Karen Women Organization head Naw K’nyaw Paw discusses her work and her remaining goals after becoming the 3rd Myanmar recipient of the International Women of Courage Award.
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