Write on Friday, 06 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
Myanmar soldiers clear the area in Chin Shwe Haw town of Kokang, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 16, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Myanmar soldiers clear the area in Chin Shwe Haw town of Kokang, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 16, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

A Shan Human Rights Foundation spokesperson claims that the Myanmar Army it threatening civilians in the Kokang region of Shan State, according to a report in Karen News on March 6.

Write on Thursday, 05 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers patrol in Beijing, China. November 7, 2014. Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA
Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers patrol in Beijing, China. November 7, 2014. Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

China’s stance as a benevolent mediator in Myanmar’s many internal conflicts and its treatment of asylum seekers is far less altruistic than Beijing cares to admit, according to Matthew Smith, executive director of Fortify Rights, writing in an op-ed piece in the New York Times. 

Write on Thursday, 05 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
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People gather as they wait the arrival of a rescue team to flee away from the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Tens of thousands of refugees from fighting in the northern Myanmar region of Kokang near the border with China are being evicted from at least two camps in China, reports Radio Free Asia on March 4.

Write on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
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People carry their belongings as they flee the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

China has set up temporary settlements to relocate about 14,000 Myanmar border inhabitants who have fled to Yunnan Province following armed conflict in the Kokang region of Myanmar since early February, reports Xinhua on March 3.

Write on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
Helping people reconnect. Red Cross station at Mansu Monastery in Lashio, Shan State in February 2015. Photo:Myanmar Red Cross Society
Helping people reconnect. Red Cross station at Mansu Monastery in Lashio, Shan State in February 2015. Photo: Myanmar Red Cross Society

The Myanmar Red Cross Society is working to reunite and reconnect families separated by the conflict in north-eastern Shan State, Myanmar, according to Mandy George, writing for the International Federation of the Red Cross on March 2.

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