Thursday, August 17, 2017

Kachin villagers flee amid ongoing hostilities

  • A deserted house in Nam Sam village in Kachin State, destroyed during the intense fighting between the Tatmadaw and KIA on October 29.
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    A deserted house in Nam Sam village in Kachin State, destroyed during the intense fighting between the Tatmadaw and KIA on October 29.
  • An altar in a deserted house in Nam Sam village, which was partially destroyed during clashes between the Tatmadaw and KIA on October 29.
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    An altar in a deserted house in Nam Sam village, which was partially destroyed during clashes between the Tatmadaw and KIA on October 29.
  • Kachin refugee kids playing volley ball at the AD 2000 church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 29.
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    Kachin refugee kids playing volley ball at the AD 2000 church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 29.
  • Kachin refugee kids play in front of a Jesus statue at the AD 2000 church refugee camp in Bhamo October 29, 2013.
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    Kachin refugee kids play in front of a Jesus statue at the AD 2000 church refugee camp in Bhamo October 29, 2013.
  • Kachin refugees from Mung Din Pa village where Tatmadaw troops attacked with mortars and machine guns. The attacks lead to many civilian casualties, who were brought by trucks to Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bahmo on 30 October, 2013.
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    Kachin refugees from Mung Din Pa village where Tatmadaw troops attacked with mortars and machine guns. The attacks lead to many civilian casualties, who were brought by trucks to Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bahmo on 30 October, 2013.
  • Kachin refugees in a makeshift prayer hall at AD 2000 church refugee camp on October 29.
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    Kachin refugees in a makeshift prayer hall at AD 2000 church refugee camp on October 29.
  • Refugees from Mung Din Pa village were brought by trucks to Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
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    Refugees from Mung Din Pa village were brought by trucks to Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
  • Refugees from Mung Din Pa village were brought by trucks to Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
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    Refugees from Mung Din Pa village were brought by trucks to Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
  • Refugees from Mung Din Pa village were brought by trucks to Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
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    Refugees from Mung Din Pa village were brought by trucks to Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
  • Women from Mung Din Pa village arrive at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
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    Women from Mung Din Pa village arrive at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
  • A Kachin lady from Mung Din Pa village where the government troops recklessly attacked with motors and machine guns which leads to many civillian casualities, cries as her 12 years old boy was still missing in the forest, taken at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bahmo on 30 October, 2013.
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    A Kachin lady from Mung Din Pa village where the government troops recklessly attacked with motors and machine guns which leads to many civillian casualities, cries as her 12 years old boy was still missing in the forest, taken at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bahmo on 30 October, 2013.
  • A Kachin lady from Mung Din Pa village where the government troops recklessly attacked with motors and machine guns which leads to many civillian casualities, cries as she arrived at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bahmo on 30 October, 2013.
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    A Kachin lady from Mung Din Pa village where the government troops recklessly attacked with motors and machine guns which leads to many civillian casualities, cries as she arrived at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bahmo on 30 October, 2013.
  • A woman from Mung Din Pa village cries as she arrived at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp on October 30.
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    A woman from Mung Din Pa village cries as she arrived at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp on October 30.
  • Kachin ladies from Mung Din Pa village cry as they arrive at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
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    Kachin ladies from Mung Din Pa village cry as they arrive at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
  • A woman from Mung Din Pa village cries as her 12-year-old boy was still missing in the forest. Photo taken at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
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    A woman from Mung Din Pa village cries as her 12-year-old boy was still missing in the forest. Photo taken at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
  • Kachin kids from Mung Din Pa village line up for registration at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.
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    Kachin kids from Mung Din Pa village line up for registration at Hpang Hka Kung Church refugee camp in Bhamo on October 30, 2013.

Two Tatmadaw battalions entered and occupied the villages of Mung Ding Pa and Nam Lim Pa on October 25, exchanging fire with Kachin forces.

Photos by Kaung Htet