Myanmar violence: Thousands flee fresh fighting in Kachin state

  Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between the army and ethnic Kachin rebels in Myanmar’s northernmost state. Some 4,000 people have been driven from their homes since early April, according to the UN. It comes as a longstanding conflict between the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and government troops escalates. The military is said […]

Urgent update: Kachin State, northern Burma,

Suggested letter to your local MP. Dear Rt. Hon Mr. Stephen Twigg, Thank you for your responses to my twitter messages. I am greeting you on behalf of all trustee members at Kachin Relief Fund. It is great opportunity to share the Kachin update news I received directly from the ground. Your Minister colleagues at […]

Myanmar jade mine landslide kills at least 12 in Kachin

Rescue efforts are underway in Myanmar’s jade-producing area after a landslide killed at least 12 people with fears that there may be as many as 100 others buried under the rubble, local officials have told the BBC. The disaster happened at Hpakant, a town in the northern state of Kachin. Billions of dollars of jade […]

Burma troops attack Kachin rebels

Burmese troops have launched an attack on ethnic Kachin rebels in the north of the country, breaking a short-lived government ceasefire. Government forces attacked a Kachin base a few kilometres from Laiza, the biggest town controlled by rebels in the state, near the border with China. The longstanding conflict between the rebels and the government […]