Hundreds of families who fled the Kachin conflict have settled in camps along the Jeyang River. The Irrawaddy’s photographer Steve Tickner documented their plight.
A popular travel website chose Burma for its “Top 10 Places off the beaten path.” Some stunning photos of Burma’s Bagan temples are shown here.
Surreal in its empty, yet neat and grand appearance, Naypyidaw is unlike the rest of Burma.
The horrors of war don’t end on the front lines—and for many who survive, they will leave a devastating legacy that lasts a lifetime.
More than 500 cars make the bumpy cross-border journey every day, with passengers thrown about in overcrowded buses on their way into Thailand.
Fierce combat between Burmese government and Kachin rebels continued this weekend, despite the government’s ceasefire announcement. The Irrawaddy’s Steve Tickner photographed the front line clashes.
Business may stall sometimes for a passing train, but at this market in Burma’s second-biggest city, the delicious produce is worth a wait.
Three Kachin rebel posts fell to Burmese government troops on Friday after continuous attacks. Days earlier, The Irrawaddy interviewed rebels at some of these posts.
Journalists take advantage of new press freedoms after nearly half a century of military rule but caution that the road ahead is uncertain.
This video footage shows causalities of recent heavy fighting between ethnic Kachin rebels and the Burmese government. On Monday, three civilians were killed after the two artillery strikes hit the center of Laiza, the headquarters of the Kachin Independence Army.
Refugees look to Burma as supplies dwindle in their camp, but as war escalates in Kachin State they don’t feel safe to return yet.
After two decades as Burma’s hottest rock band, Iron Cross plays its first concert for an appreciative crowd of thousands in Thailand’s “Little Burma.”
Burmese army artillery strikes kill three civilians and injured four others in Laiza. The Irrawaddy’s photographer Steve Tickner was on the scene to cover events.
Hundreds of ethnic Karen joined the Karen New Year celebrations in Rangoon on Saturday, which was attended by Karen rebel leaders for the first time.
The Irrawaddy has obtained recent video footage that shows the heavy fighting between ethnic Kachin rebels and the Burmese government that occurred early January.
At Taungthaman Lake, a popular destination for tourists near Burma’s second-biggest city, local peasants now make a living as small-scale fishermen.
In east Burma, ethnic Kayan villagers are fed up with drug use but continue cultivating illegal crops because they lack other alternatives.
In north Thailand, Burmese children and their families live in squalid conditions at a garbage dump, sorting through trash in a bid to survive.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says her country’s citizens should do more for themselves if they want to achieve genuine democracy.
American artist Jim McNalis, who created sculptures of many Burmese dissidents, describes how he was finally able to meet 88 Generation Student Leader Min Ko Naing.