Some 40,000 displaced Kachins have now spent five years in camps in remote, KIA-controlled mountains, where humanitarian aid deliveries have dwindled.
The displaced villagers also claimed that the Burmese army has been forcing local people to act as porters.
One hundred and twenty kilometres from Lashio, Burmese forces are bombing the positions of the Shan State Army-North in the town of Mongshu.
Hundreds of refugees in northern Kachin State are not receiving humanitarian aid, according to the Kachin Baptist Council (KBC).
Only eight percent of displaced Muslim children in western Burma’s Arakan State have access to secondary education, according to a senior education coordinator.
Muslims and Buddhists who lost their homes and livelihoods due to conflict in Burma’s Arakan state, are quickly running out of food, the World Food Programme warns.