According to the SSA-N, roughly seven Burmese army battalions entered the area and took positions across the town last week, causing locals to flee their homes in fear of renewed fighting.
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.
DVB Debate discusses transparency in the peace process.
DVB Debate asks: are conditions right in Burma for refugees to return home?
The United Nations refugee agency has released a report that coincides with World Refugee Day, that says there are now more refugees in the world than there were nearly 20[…]
Villagers near Loi Se hill are taking shelter in Tangyang town after they were forced to flee their homes due to fighting between the Shan State Army-North and the Burmese[…]
Rohingya Muslims and Arakan Buddhists living in western Burma remain divided – and there is little hope the two groups will ever live peacefully together.
A time lapse of Maijayang’s Pakahtawng camp in Kachin state. There are 2457 people living in the camp – the children are from northern Shan state and were sent to[…]
The United Nations Human Rights envoy invited journalists to Rangoon’s international airport on Saturday to warn the government and the rest of the world that continuing human rights abuses could[…]
While Shan state celebrates its 66th Shan National Day, the chair of the Restoration Council of Shan State, Lieutenant General Yawd Serk, calls for peace in Burma.
China’s Foreign Ministry says the country will “play a constructive role” in peace talks between Burma’s government and the Kachin Independence Army which started in China on Monday. More talks[…]
Over two hundred Rohingya have been intercepted by the Thai navy near Phuket. It comes after Thailand said it would turn away any more Rohingya boat people after an influx[…]
Residents from Laiza speak about whether they think there is a possibility for real future peace in the war-ravaged Kachin state.
In the last few weeks fighting in northern Kachin state has intensified. The Burmese army has admitted to using fighter jets to attack the rebels but maintains that it is[…]
On Wednesday the Burmese Army acknowledged that it had used jets to attack rebel fighters in northern Kachin state. The footage shows a fighter jet, gun shots and smoke in[…]