Opium production, long a problem in Kachin and Shan states, is now appearing in parts of Chin State affected by conflict on the Indian border.
Cross-border aid group Free Burma Rangers recently undertook a front-line mission to Iraq, where its team embedded with Kurdish forces fighting ISIS.
Incidents involving landmines decreased in 2014, says ICBL, both in Burma and worldwide. However, the Burmese govt is still listed as one of the last manufacturers.
The arrest of five Unity Weekly journal employees in connection with a report on an alleged chemical weapon production site has renewed pressure on Burma to ratify the Chemical Weapons…