The leaders of Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) held a meeting with Burmese government’s Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye on last Friday, discussing for the resettlement of Kachin war refugees.
Most of the ethnic-armed militias based in Burma’s northern Shan State along the Chinese border have been facing unable to hold weapons outside of their residents, a move to ratchet up disbanding the militias by Burma Army.
The first ten-households of Kachin Internally Displace Persons (IDP) have begun officially returning to their original village of Shwe Nyaung Pin in Waimaw Township, Kachin State yesterday, turning a new page for over a hundred thousand Kachin war refugees to resettle back to their original homes.
A Tokyo based The Nippon Foundation has started distributing its million dollar grants to relocate Kachin Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Burma’s Kachin State through the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC), securing a new location for the Kachin war refugees.
A combine force of estimated 2,500 troops from Burma Army’s Light Infantry Division (LID) 99 and 88 have been mobilizing in Burma’s northern Shan State, starting to engage fighting with troops from Kachin Independence Army (KIA)’s front line posts.
The World Kachin Congress (WKC), which represents Kachin living abroad, donated almost US $9000 worth of basic foods and necessity items to the Arakan war refugees in Burma’s western Arakan State, a move to help alleviating the humanitarian crisis in war-torn region of the Southeast Asian nation.