“The IDPs are being repatriated as calm gradually returns to the area,” a Shan MP tells DVB.
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A new report from the the International Campaign to Ban Landmines has slammed the Burmese government for its refusal to begin the long process of mine clearance in one of the most polluted nations on earth.
DVB speaks with ICBL’s Yeshua Moser-Paungsuwan on what it will take to finally rid Burma of its landmine plague.
Recent fighting between Burmese government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) around Momauk and Man Win Gyi in southern Kachin State has forced several thousand people to flee their[…]
Decades of armed conflict in Burma make it one of the worst hit countries for landmines. People living close to the border are the most severely affected. But five years ago a prosthetics factory opened in Loikaw, Karenni state. And all of the people working at the factory are landmine victims themselves.