Displaced and Dispossessed - IDP Land in Kachin, Myanmar

Report

Displaced and Dispossessed details issues relating to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin losing their land of origin, due to appropriation by various external actors. Even when conditions are eventually met for IDPs’ safe, voluntary and dignified return home, their inability to reclaim their land is likely to undermine peace, reconciliation and development efforts, with particularly negative impacts on women. Considering IDPs overwhelming want to return, sustained and equitable actions to remedy this situation are urgently required.