August 19, 2018

More than seven years after war resumed between the Myanmar Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), more than 106,000 ethnic civilians remain forcibly displaced in Kachin and northern Shan states. The Myanmar Army has killed, raped, and tortured civilians with impunity, and the Myanmar Army and KIA continue to lay landmines and use child soldiers.

Fortify Rights’ new report, based on visits to more than 20 displacement camps and 195 interviews conducted from 2013 to 2018, finds that forcibly displaced civilians in Kachin and northern Shan states lack adequate humanitarian aid and documents how civilian and military authorities in Myanmar have worked in concert since 2011 to weaponize the denial of humanitarian aid to Kachin State.

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