“In the end, we should be aiming to make this the last generation in Burma who has to live with war.”
One hundred and twenty kilometres from Lashio, Burmese forces are bombing the positions of the Shan State Army-North in the town of Mongshu.
More than 1,000 villagers, who fled their homes to avoid being caught in the crossfire of armed conflict are running out of food in their temporary shelters.
The Burmese government believes that 69 have now been killed as floodwaters have swept 12 states and regions of the country over the past month.
DVB speaks to IDPs in Man Wain Gyi camp, where because on ongoing fighting, they have all but given up hope of going home any time soon.
Three Kachin IDPs serving jail terms for unlawful association have been found guilty of further crimes.