Thursday, April 6, 2017

FBR Report: "Giving Birth on the Run: Kachin Flee as Burma Army Attacks"

The Free Burma Rangers (FBR) is a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement. They bring help, hope and love to people in the war zones of Burma (Myanmar) and the Middle East. Groups send teams to be trained, supplied and sent into the areas under attack to provide emergency assistance and human rights documentation. Together with other groups, the teams work to serve people in need.

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Giving Birth on the Run: Kachin Flee as Burma Army Attacks

Thousands of Kachin, Shan, Lisu and Kokang citizens have recently fled heavy fighting in Northern Shan State, Burma along the Chinese border. Numerous war crimes committed by the Burma Army have been documented throughout this area which perpetuated these villagers fear and anxiety.

Among those who escaped was Maija (a pseudonym to protect her identity), a 34 year old Kachin mother of 6, from Hpunggan Village. She fled her family’s home for the current safety of Je Yang IDP (Internally Displaced People) camp outside of Laiza in Kachin State, Burma. The Kachin Free Burma Rangers (FBR) recently interviewed Maija. The following is her story ...

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