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Burma Kachin churches in Hpakant take in 1,000 refugees since New Year

Kachin News
01/09/2012

Churches and Buddhist monasteries in the Hpakant (or Hpakan) jade mining area of Burma's northern Kachin State have taken in nearly 1,000 refugees since the beginning of the year. The huge increase in displaced people in the Hpakant area is a result of the ongoing Burmese army offensive against the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), according to sources on the ground.

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MYANMAR: Rice harvests lost in Kachin conflict zones

IRIN
01/06/2012

The annual harvest season in Myanmar's northern Kachin State has come and gone but much of the rice crop has not been harvested or was never planted after fighting between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) erupted on 9 June 2011 after a 17-year ceasefire was broken.

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Despite UN access, Kachin state remains a crisis zone

Democratic Voice of Burma
01/04/2012

Recently Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) investigated and reported on human rights violations and humanitarian needs in Kachin state. PHR’s report, Under Siege in Kachin State, Burma, called for the government of Burma to permit humanitarian organizations access to Kachin state, where tens of thousands of internally displaced peoples (IDPs) are running low on food and relief supplies.

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Despite Thaw, Burmese Still Dying in War Zone

Sydney Morning Herald
01/03/2012

A recent Sydney Morning Herald piece tells of the ongoing human rights violations occurring in Burma.

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A Year in Review: Important News & Events that Mattered to the Chin in 2011

Chinland Guardian
01/03/2012

New Report Shed Light on Abuse Against Chin: In January US-based Nobel Peace Prize-winning Physicians for Human Rights released a hard-hitting report on the Chin.

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