In Kachin, Civilians Fall Victim to a Hidden Danger, Lawi Weng, Irrawaddy, 25 January 2013

Laborer hit an explosive device in a roadway in Kachin State.Article documents the lack of access to medical facilities caused by the armed conflict.A resident of Hpakant Township stated that people are afraid to move in the area due to fear of landmines. The family claims that it is now burdened with over $3500 in medical bills for treatment of the injured person, who they claim had to wait 3 days to obtain surgery at what is believed to be one of the best hospitals in the country.