As of 31 May 2018, there were 140 internally displaced people (IDP) sites in Kachin State, with a total of 97,661 IDPs (source: CCCM). The two attached maps (A0 detailed poster format and A4 simplified version) show population by site and township in Government controlled areas and in areas controlled by armed groups or contested areas.
Civilians continue to be severely affected by ongoing armed conflict in Kachin and Shan states. This includes over 60,000 who were temporarily displaced by conflict in 24 different townships between January 2017 and May 2018. In most cases this was short term displacement, with people returning to their places of origin within weeks or months. The UN estimates that there are now about 103,000 displaced people in camps and settlements in Kachin and northern Shan as a result of the armed conflict that resumed in 2011.
More than 5,000 people are estimated to be newly displaced since early April in Kachin State following heavy fighting between the Myanmar Military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Affected areas include Tanai, Hpakant, Momauk, Mogaung, Injangyang and Chipwi townships, as well as the Laiza area. Fighting has subsided in some areas but is reportedly ongoing in Injangyang and Chipwi as of 29 April. There are reports of civilians that are unable to leave conflict-affected areas in Tania, Hpakant and Injingyang townships.