The Burmese government is drawing up plans to shutter displacement camps across the country, but aid workers say food rations and sustainable security should be first on the priority list.
Although the Burmese military doesn’t want camps established for those recently displaced by clashes between government troops and the Kachin Independence Army, a cabinet official for the government has insisted that camps should be set up if necessary.
DVB’s “Doh Pyay Doh Myay” team finds hardship and hope in a Kachin State camp for those internally displaced by conflict.
The Rakhine State government is set to close down, by 2 November, temporary camps for internally displaced persons affected by the most recent violence to plague the state, insisting that calm has been restored at their original places of residence.
New research has found that in camps for the internally displaced in Kachin State, women’s needs struggle to be heard as the conflict in northern Burma enters its seventh year.
Assuming the reins in the absence of the Advisory Commission Chairman Kofi Annan, Ghassan Salamé addressed the Burmese government, saying the commission’s findings “necessitate urgent action.”