Forced to live in camps due to conflict, displaced Kachins’ land has been redistributed to ethnic armed group leaders and state ministers.
The committee’s first mission is to provide medical services and donate rice and oil to displaced people in Kachin State.
Citing concerns of land loss and damage to livelihoods, locals held signs stating that they ‘condemn’ the expansion of the national park.
Residents of northern Kachin State say they fear exploitation and land grabs will accompany an expansion of the park site.
Myanmar Army closes road for days, stranding motorists, after reports of the Kachin Independence Army collecting tolls in the area.
Ethnic Kachin Lamai Mai Mai has dedicated her life to displaced youth, her latest project helps children with orofacial clefts.
Robust economic institutions are needed to ensure fair allocation of natural resources, writes Joe Kumbun.
Some 1,000 villagers in Mogaung Township, Kachin State return home after fleeing clashes between Myanmar Army and the KIA.
Amid ongoing conflict, Stella Naw calls for a national identity based on shared values and mutual respect.
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.
Placing too much trust in the momentum of a peace process mediated by China may be misleading, writes Joe Kumbun.
Kachin women displaced by civil war lack access to effective family planning—crucial to navigate the hardships of camp life.
By removing occupying Tatmadaw troops from ethnic regions, the source of conflict is removed, writes Edith Mirante.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses developments in Shan and Kachin states and their impacts on the peace process.