China’s foreign ministry has confirmed that refugees fleeing fighting between the Burmese army and rebel troops have crossed into China this week.
The family of a teenager who was shot in Kutkai Township, Shan State, in July blames the Burmese Army for his death and is demanding an investigation.
In the second of a two-part special on war crimes, panellists on DVB Debate discuss the systematic use of rape by the Burmese army.
DVB speaks to IDPs in Man Wain Gyi camp, where because on ongoing fighting, they have all but given up hope of going home any time soon.
Friday is World Refugee Day and on the Thai-Burmese border some 120,000 people are living in refugee camps, but Thai military officials have indicated that the repatriation of refugees may not be a distant prospect.
Displaced residents who fled to China earlier this month to escape renewed fighting in Kachin State are suffering from a shortage of food and aid.