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13 May 2014 description
report The Irrawaddy
Thousands of people displaced by recent fighting in Kachin and Shan states face the prospect of months of heavy rains in unsuitable tents.
13 Apr 2013 description
report The Irrawaddy
Two weeks after a wave of anti-Muslim violence engulfed Meikhtila, Mandalay Division—leaving at least 40 dead and 61 injured—more than 12,000 mostly Muslim residents of the city shelter in camps for the displaced.
05 Jan 2013 description
report The Irrawaddy
The health of tens of thousands of villagers displaced by the Kachin conflict is quickly deteriorating due to a severe shortage of aid supplies such as food, blankets and medicine, local relief groups warned, adding that the recent escalation in the fighting between Kachin rebels and the Burmese...
22 Aug 2012 description
report The Irrawaddy
By MAN THAR LAY / THE IRRAWADDY| August 22, 2012 | LASHIO, Shan State — At least one person is dead and two others are missing after flash floods hit low-lying areas of northern Shan State’s largest city, leaving hundreds homeless. The flooding, the worst seen in the area in 54 years, has...
15 Aug 2012 description
report The Irrawaddy
By LAWI WENG and THANT ZIN NYEIN CHAN / THE IRRAWADDY Massive flooding caused by ongoing heavy rain this week has forced thousands of people living in Irrawaddy Division and Karen State to flee their homes. At least 2,500 people in Pathein (Bassein) District have been displaced by rising water...
15 Jun 2012 description
report The Irrawaddy
By FRANCIS WADE The lack of aid reaching the thousands displaced by fighting in Kachin State over the past year has increased the risks of human trafficking into China, as rackets exploit the growing numbers of destitute people making for the border. Camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs)...
18 Oct 2011 description
report The Irrawaddy
As much of central Thailand remains under water in the country's worst floods in decades, thousands of Burmese migrant workers left stranded by the disaster are making their way back to Burma. Many of the affected migrants are crossing the Thai-Burmese border at Mae Sot-Myawaddy, where...
18 Aug 2011 description
report The Irrawaddy
By SAW YAN NAING Kachin State’s war refugees who are camped out at the Sino-Burmese border will soon suffer from food shortages if there is no further aid, and the government keeps blocking international aid agencies from supporting them, says two prominent Kachin NGOs. “The refugees in Maija...