Kachin Humanitarian Committee met Burmese Minister

The Kachin Post / July 12, 2020

KHCC leaders at NRPC building, Naypyidaw / KBC

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.

Northern Shan State militias restricted carrying arms

Tu Ja / July 8, 2020

A group of Kachin militia in northern Shan State / KPMF

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.

Kachin IDP start returning home

The Kachin Post / July 5, 2020

A Kachin IDP received donation at the resettlement ceremony / KBC

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.

Landslide killed over hundred at Burma’s jade mine

Brang Shawng & San Lat / July 2, 2020

Bodies of Landslide victims / The Kachin Post

A landslide at the Hpakant jade mine in northern Burma have killed more than a hundred people and dozens have been still missing, marking the highest death toll at the single event in recent years.

Nippon Foundation grants Kachin IDP resettlement

The Kachin Post / June 24, 2020

An IDP camp in Kachin State / Naw Seng

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.

Burma Army mobilizes in Northern Shan State

Tu Ja / June 18, 2020

Loi Sam Sip, Northern Shan State / Saisanmyint

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.

Overseas Kachin assist Arakan war refugees

The Kachin Post / June 16, 2020

WKC donation and local volunteers in Arakan State / WKC

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.