The continuing hostilities, which began on 19 January in Sumprabum township, Putao District, in northernmost Kachin State, have included numerous rounds of mortar fire and artillery.
Three local residents were killed and five others injured in Mansi Township, where fighting erupted between government forces and the KIA on Wednesday.
Refugees are in dire need of adequate shelter in particular, said the Action Times Foundation, as continuing battles are waged between the government and rebel groups.
Hundreds of displaced persons in Kachin State, northern Burma, are under pressure by the Burmese army to go home despite the ongoing conflict in the area, according to aid workers.
Hundreds of displaced villagers who fled their homes in Mansi amidst escalating violence in Kachin State late last week are now facing an extreme shortage of provisions and adequate accommodation,…
Kachinland News reports that the Burmese army has intensified assaults on Kachin rebel positions in Momauk Township.