Peace

The old house of IDP in Kachin in grass bush
People displaced by conflict in Kachin State want to return in safety to their land of origin, yet much of their land is being appropriated by a range of actors, with littleaccountability. Legal or administrative procedures are being used in a way that undermines the rights of those displaced by...
Ja Bawk & Ja Ring Aung, making traditional hats
Written by Dustin Barter and Nhkum Naw Mai/ Oxfam in Myanmar Displaced people in Kachin lost not only all their belongings, they left behind their most important economic asset – their land. Displaced people are predominantly from agricultural backgrounds. They now live in urban camps, and with no...
Bawk Nu Aung's portrait photo in the IDP camp
Written by Dustin Barter and Nhkum Naw Mai, Oxfam in Myanmar “At first, I just learnt about peace from NSEN (NDI). I didn’t have that much confidence to speak out. People said I couldn’t speak about peace because I didn’t know. Now, I talk about peace and other issues with them. They learn and we...
Author: Nhkum Naw Mai and Dustin Barter, Durable Peace Programme, Oxfam in Myanmar Awakening to the sounds of fighter jets and helicopters, it was not long before Awng Ra villagers joined the over 100,000 people displaced in Kachin, as the conflict between the Myanmar Armed Forces and the Kachin...
Nhkum Kai Tang preparing bottles of soap
Author: Nhkum Naw Mai and Dustin Barter, Durable Peace Programme, Oxfam in Myanmar “Fighting broke out nearby in 2011 and we had to flee – a soldier died near us and then we moved here. On the day of fighting, we fled quickly; we had to run. We came here on a boat. I had a baby at that...
'Roi Tsun (left) with other durable solution trainees, Photo by: Dustin Barter/ Oxfam
Author: Dustin Barter, MEAL and Communications Adviser, Durable Peace Programme, Oxfam in Myanmar It’s 2011. Civil war between the Myanmar Armed Forces and the Kachin Independence Army has resumed following a 17-year ceasefire. Will it reach your doorstep? If so, when? For some, it’s a...
An IDP woman participating in survey for DPP Baseline report, Photo by: Dustin Barter/ Oxfam
Executive Summary The topics of this baseline survey and report are guided by the activities of the programme that it forms a part of, namely the Durable Peace Programme (DPP). As the DPP delivers a broad range of activities, this report also covers many topics, outlined in the table of contents...
Providing Awareness on how to use mud mater filter for drinking water. Photo by: Oxfam in Myanmar
Oxfam provides life-saving assistance to people affected by conflict and disasters across Myanmar. At the core of these efforts, Oxfam is focused on building the capacity of communities and local organizations to deliver emergency relief in rapid and accountable ways. One initiative, the Emergency...
Bauk Nu Aung, a young girl who is living in Kachin IDPs camp. She is a volunteer who is doing civic education as part of Oxfam's programme. Photo by: Dustin Barter/ Oxfam
Inclusive, durable peace is essential in Myanmar if people are to live free from fear of ongoing violence, rights abuses and displacement. Communities have a key role to play in building such sustainable peace, including through advocating for their needs and rights to Government and Ethnic...
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