The draft framework for a nationwide ceasefire – the result of a summit between ethnic leaders in Karen State last week – awaits endorsement from the Shan State Army–South (SSA-S) and the United Wa State Army (UWSA).
Decades of armed conflict in Burma make it one of the worst hit countries for landmines. People living close to the border are the most severely affected. But five years ago a prosthetics factory opened in Loikaw, Karenni state. And all of the people working at the factory are landmine victims themselves.