The Washington D.C headquartered World Kachin Congress (WKC) and Kachin State based Kachin National Consultative Assembly (KNCA) have raised serious concern over the current situation of looming humanitarian crisis in Arakan State of western Burma due to the Burma Army’s major offensive against Arakan Army amid COVID-19 pandemic.
An insurgent alliance called Three Brotherhood Alliance has denounced the Burma Army’s political assassination and slander against the country’s ethnic-armed organizations by manipulating the COVID-19 related sabotages.
The leaders of Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) headquartered in Laiza town of Burma’s northern Kachin State has inspected recent days at its own quarantine centre and internally displaced person (IDP) camps located nearby its headquarter Laiza, making sure to prevent and contain the deadly disease in its territory.
Local communities along the China-Kachin border have raised major concern over recent China’s mass deportation of Burmese citizens amid COVID-19 pandemic, and Burmese authorities’ respond-policy of implementing the major quarantine centre at the heart of Kachin State capital Myitkyina.
Troops from Burma Army based in Homalin Town of northern Sagain Division attacked a nearby-base which belongs Shanni Nationalities Army (SNA) over a few days ago, creating an unusual tension among the friendly relation between the two armies.
A Kachin Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp located at the Shaduzup village on the historic Ledo Road was hit by the spray bullets of local militia on last Monday, leaving minor damage to the camp buildings.