The Burmese government is drawing up plans to shutter displacement camps across the country, but aid workers say food rations and sustainable security should be first on the priority list.
“Unless both sides stop fighting and allow these people to go home, [the Kachin IDPs] are facing a dire situation.”
KPCC says the construction of a statue is continuing on a vacant plot of land close to the landmark clock tower in Myitkyina city centre.
UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee gave a sombre review of Burma’s human rights progress after her second tour of the country under the NLD government.
The Kia says its frontline outpost in Myitkyina District was attacked by two fighter jets as Burmese ground troops simultaneously launched artillery strikes.
Thousands rally in Myitkyina for the second time this week to demand an end to Burmese army offensives against ethnic armed groups in Kachin State and around the country.