Around half of the 2,000 civilians displaced by the latest outbreak of fighting in Kachin State are still hiding in the jungle.
A former heroin addict now runs a drug rehabilitation center in Kachin State, where locals say the need is great as narcotics become increasingly prevalent.
While Kachin State farmers struggle to make ends meet because of poor soil, low yields and chronic indebtedness, others are hampered by conflict.
International donors are hoping that improved rice farming techniques will lift farmers out of poverty, but many challenges remain.
Burma suspended the project in 2011 but a Chinese firm wants to push it forward and continues to keep staff members at the site.
People at a temporary camp in north Burma want to go home, but despite ceasefire talks, heavy doubts linger over prospects for peace.
The four-year-long efforts of senior Kachin leader Manam Tu Ja to register a party representing the ethnic minority group’s interests have finally paid off.
Fighting between government troops and Kachin rebels shows no signs of abating, even as ethnic leaders gather to prepare for nationwide peace talks.
People line the streets as leaders of Burma’s ethnic armed groups arrive at Kachin rebel headquarters for talks ahead of a meeting with government negotiators.
The government is gearing up for a nationwide ceasefire conference next month, but were recent deals with individual ethnic groups really a step forward?
Displaced Kachin villagers in Myitkyina say that, despite ongoing ceasefire talks, they face numerous problems before they can return home to their abandoned villages.
It is not clear why Tay Za, a well-known tycoon on the US sanctions list, brought a pygmy man from Kachin State to Rangoon.
The Kachin Independence Organization invites ethnic rebel leaders from around the country to discuss their goals ahead of a major ceasefire meeting in Naypyidaw.
As the two sides meet this week for peace talks, a look back at fighting between the Burmese government and Kachin rebels in early 2013.
A Kachin activist says the Burma Army clashed with Kachin rebels on Monday, about a week before high-level peace talks between the sides are due to start.
Delegates from the government peace negotiation team and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) meet in Myitkyina.
Dr. Manam Tu Ja, a former vice president of the Kachin Independence Organization, hopes his third attempt to enter politics will be successful.
Some of Burma’s top underground and alternative music acts play a high-impact show in the country’s commercial hub.
Clashes are reported this week in north Burma following peace talks between the government and delegations of ethnic armed groups in north Thailand.
Despite government denials, there is abundant evidence that the authorities continue to use torture to extract confessions from prisoners in Kachin State.