Rights groups urge gov’t to scrap Vacant Land Law, which they say leaves IDPs and ethnic landholders particularly vulnerable.
Army accuses the Kachin Baptist Convention members of traveling in a restricted zone without permission; three have been freed.
Some 2,000 residents of 7 villages sheltering in monasteries, churches as RCSS, SSPP fight over territory
Some 750 IDPs from Mong Yin village are sheltering in Namtu town as RCSS clashes with joint TNLA/SSPP force
State Counselor will also visit an IDP camp, a monastery and flood victims during her visit to Kachin State on Friday
Around 200 villagers flee fighting in northern Shan; no details yet on casualties
Lower House member from Shan State sought to draw attention to civilians’ suffering
Three charged over comments relating to plight of Kachin IDPs who were trapped by fighting in April and May.
Findings in the report by Fortify Rights show Chinese authorities have repeatedly blocked food, healthcare and medical supplies destined for displaced people near the China-Myanmar
Army says it has proof they were killed in battle; local residents, aid groups say men were IDPs and were tortured, executed in custody
This week’s clashes have also left more than 600 Shan villagers homeless, local residents say.
Some 451 IDPs sheltering at a Buddhist monastery as fighting enters third day.
Ministry’s plan to shut shelters without security guarantees violates IDPs’ human rights, advocates say.
The social welfare, relief and resettlement ministry is designing a plan to close IDP camps in Rakhine, Kachin, Shan and Karen states, where more than 160,000 IDPs are sheltering.
Having never seen Yangon, Ma Raw Mie decided to visit Myanmar's bustling commercial capital without telling anyone. She is now serving a one-year prison sentence with hard labor.