Hukawng Valley villagers face worsening healthcare access

San Lat / June 1, 2020

Bangkok village hospital on Ledo Road / Seng Nu Pan

Almost a hundred thousand of villagers living along the historic Ledo Road in the Hukawng Valley of northern Burma have been facing deteriorating situation to access public healthcare system due to the declining numbers of medical practitioners who are willing to serve those locations.

Farmer resisted Yuzana Company

Brang Shawng / May 31, 2020

Yuzana Company tractor plowing at the confiscated land near Warazup village / Brang Shawng

A farmer from Warazup village of the Hukawng Valley in Burma’s northern Kachin State has insisted to continue farming on his own land after the Yuzana Company’s recent encroachment, flaring up another dispute of land-grab incident in the world’s largest Tiger Reserve.

IDP camp flooded in Chipwi

San Lat / May 28, 2020

Chipwi IDP camp / Yaw Na

Hundreds of war refugees from Internally Displace Person (IDP) camp in Chipwi town of northeastern Kachin State have been struggling to deal with the incoming flood caused by the recent monsoon rain.

Kawnghka school will introduce online classroom

Tu Ja / May 25, 2020

Kawnghka National School, Kutkai Township / Nang Nu Pan

A school in the northern Shan State’s Kachin militia controlled area in Burma has scheduled to introduce online classroom in the early of next month, launching a pioneer virtual learning in the country.

Kachin State reopens its businesses

Seng Htoi Zin / May 24, 2020

A market place in Bhamo / Ah Doi

The Kachin State government has recently set to reopen some businesses, public markets and restaurants even though the country’s union government extended the COVID-19 lock down period to the last day of May, trying to alleviate the hardship of over a million State’s residents during the pandemic.

Khaunglanphu’s remote villages confront dire conditions

San Lat / May 22, 2020

Shinghkawng Village, Khaunglanphu Township / Marphang Sar Aung

Extremely faraway villages along the China-Burma border in Khaunglanphu township of northern Kachin State faced a shortage of food and other necessity items due to China shut down its border for COVID-19 lock down.

KIO & UWSA received COVID-19 protective gears from Burma Army

The Kachin Post / May 21, 2020

Maj. Gen Sumlut Gun Maw and Maj. Gen. Khun Thant Zaw Oo / KIO

The Kachin State’s Laiza headquartered Kachin Independence Oraganization (KIO) and Eastern Shan State’s Panghsang headquartered United Wa State Army (UWSA) have received the Burma Army’s donation packages of COVID-19 protective gears.

Local protested against Fortuna Metals

The Kachin Post / May 18, 2020

Anti-Fortuna signboard were erected nearby Khaunglanphu residential area

Many residents of Khaunglanphu town of northern most part of Burma unanimously protested against planned operation of the Australia based mining company called Fortuna Metals, blocking the proposed mining operation around town.

Wa soldiers seized illicit drugs

Nyii Kah / May 17, 2020

UWSA soldiers with seized illicit drugs-UWSA

Soldiers from United Wa State Army’s (UWSA) southern territory along the Thailand-Burma border clashed with a caravan which smuggled narcotic drug into Thailand, confiscating millions of amphetamine pills and detaining two drug traffickers.

Crime rate hike in Hpakant amid COVID-19 lock down

Seng Htoi Zin / May 17, 2020

A jade mining site in Hpakant-Hkun Lat

The crime rate has recorded high in Burma’s infamous jade mine Hpakat in northern Kachin State caused by the economic hardship of the ordinary people and drug users during the country’s lock down season of COVID-19.