As the men have little money to pay hospital fees, donations have been raised among the local Kachin community.
State media says one person was injured when military trucks hit landmines in Burma’s troubled Rakhine State this week.
IDPs at E Htu Hta camp are calling for the withdrawal of Burmese military forces from the area, as well as a campaign to clear landmines.
The UN children’s agency (UNICEF) and Burma’s government reiterated their goal of spending $5.9 million this year on landmine risk education, victims’ assistance, capacity-building and other related projects as a…
Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is named in an international report as one of the few nations to actively plant landmines over the past year.
“We are currently clearing the area of landmines, but it is a challenge as they are scattered everywhere,” said BGF officer Naing Maung Zaw.