An aerial view of the Sha-it Yang camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State. (Photo: Ryan Libre / Sakse)
Inside the makeshift shelters, fires burn throughout the night to keep their occupants warm, filling the shelters with smoke. The shelters offer little protection from the cold, wind and rain.(Photo: Ryan Libre / Sakse)
A local militia member, also an IDP, patrols the camp as celebrations from the Chinese New Year take place just over the border. For some, the loud explosions from the fireworks are an eerie reminder of the fighting they’ve just fled. (Photo: Ryan Libre / Sakse)

Inside one of Kachin State’s newest IDP camps

Last month hundreds of internally displaced persons fled renewed conflict in Burma’s north. For many, they traded one IDP camp for another.