Thousands of people in Myanmar’s northern Kachin state are fleeing their homes into the jungle by foot and even elephant to escape a surge in fighting between ethnic Kachin rebels and the Myanmar army in one of the world’s longest-running — yet often forgotten — civil wars.
Mahouts and their elephants help sick, young and elderly villagers displaced by conflict cross a chest-deep river in Myanmar’s remote Kachin state, where thousands of people recently completed a trek through dense jungle to safety.
Airstrikes, trapped civilians and fear: In northern Myanmar, forgotten Kachin conflict intensifies. (April 25)
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