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Posts Tagged ‘Kachin State’ (265 found)

Kachin State Natural Resources Development Discussion Paper

CaptureThis policy discussion paper is based on our experiences and findings of our community research over the last ten years, documenting the impacts of centralized mega development projects on peoples across Kachin state. We did this research together with local communities, including in Hukawng, Hpakant, Putao, Chibwe, Tangphre as well as others. This paper also draws on experiences and solutions from other countries where there has been conflict over natural resources. We hope this paper will contribute to the debate over political solutions to allow the future generations of Kachin state to benefit from its natural resources […]

July 7, 2015  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: All Parties Must Immediately Halt Child Recruitment and Use

London, 2 July 2015 – The Myanmar military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) should immediately end the recruitment and use of children under the age of 18 years and release all those recruited under-18 within their ranks, Child Soldiers International said in new research released today […]

July 6, 2015  •  By Child Soldiers International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

PEACE Update: Myanmar Peace Process ( 1 June – 3 July 2015)

2-9 June 2015: Ethnic Leaders’ Summit (Law Khee Lar, Karen State). Leaders of Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) have declined to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) in its present form and outlined the following changes to the March 2015 draft NCA. See the attached report, “Summit of the Top Leaders of Ethnic Armed Organizations, Resolutions and Minutes” for details […]

July 3, 2015  •  By PEACE UPDATE  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Region: War Torn Displaced Village Profiles

image1The country of Myanmar has been plagued by bitter experience of civil war and successive brutal regimes since the pre and post-independence era. The country gained independence from British colony in 1948 and a union of Myanmar was formed based on the principles enshrined in historic Panglong agreement signed by ethnic representatives from Kachin, Shan, Chin and Burmese. Karen and Mon started their ethnic armed struggle since pre-independence time […]

July 3, 2015  •  By Relief Action Network for IDP and Refugee  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Mortar Shelling by the Myanmar Army that Exploded very Close to Alen Bum IDPs Boarding School, Laiza, Kachin State

The Joint Strategy Team (JST) is raising our concern over the recent mortar shelling by the Myanmar Army that exploded very close to Alen Bum IDPs Boarding School, Laiza, Kachin State. On 25 June 2015, at approximately 5:30 pm, a mortar shell exploded about 200 meters from the dormitory and the headmaster’s house. Alen Bum Boarding School is a residence of 986 students and 95 teachers […]

June 26, 2015  •  By Joint Strategy Team  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

As the Conflict in Ethnic Areas Continues the International Community and the Burma Government Must Respect the Rights of Refugees and IDPs

kh9Every year on 20 June, many refugees who have fled Burma due to ongoing conflict, persecution, and human rights abuses, mark World Refugee Day with a sense of uncertainty and anxiety towards their future. This year, as the rainy season begins, refugees along the Thailand-Burma border and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kachin, Chin, Arakan and northern Shan States, as well as other conflict-ridden areas, face severe shortages in aid. Over 220,000 IDPs are in camps in northern Burma, while a further 110,000 refugees live in a protracted refugee situation along the Thailand-Burma border. If Burma hopes to make a genuine transition towards democracy it must recognize, respect, and protect the rights of refugees and IDPs […]

June 23, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Another Year Passes in the War Against the Kachin, the International Community Must Pressure the Burma Government

concern-IdpsOn 9 June 2015, the latest summit of ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) concluded in Law Khee Lar, Karen State. On the very same day four years ago, Burma Army broke its 17-year-old ceasefire agreement with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), and launched a relentless offensive in Kachin and northern Shan State. As EAOs, including the KIA, were reaffirming their unity, organizations around the world displayed solidarity with those suffering from this four year war, calling for conflict to end, and humanitarian aid to be delivered to over 120,000 displaced by this bloody and ruthless war […]

June 16, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Major Conflict Ongoing in Northern Burma – Reported Military Actions by the Burma Army in Kachin and Northern Shan States April/May 2015

Despite talks of a ceasefire, heavy and escalating fighting has been occurring throughout Northern Burma in the last two months. This report is a summary of this fighting; a more detailed daily analysis of events is available on request. Because this report uses only FBR reports and not those of other sources, it does not represent a totality of events; actual totals may be much higher […]

June 16, 2015  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Caught in the Crossfire: Chin Civilians Bear Brunt of Conflict in Paletwa, Chin State

[Chiang Mai, Thailand] The Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) today condemned both the Arakan Army (AA) and the Burma Army for human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law, in the context of recent outbreaks of conflict between the two sides in Paletwa, southern Chin State […]

June 15, 2015  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Four Years On,Impunity is the Kachin Conflict’s Hallmark

On the fourth anniversary of renewed fighting in Kachin and Shan states in northern Myanmar, Amnesty International joins with Kachin activists and national and international NGOs in calling for an end to human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law. The organization further calls for an end to persistent impunity, which is a hallmark of the conflict […]

June 9, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤