The Kachin of Northern Burma

A Kachin Independence Army scout (Ryan Libre)
A Kachin Independence Army scout

Kachin Army scout

A Kachin Independence Army scout

Kachin child digging

A 14-year-old child soldier digging a bunker. The KIA accepts children, who do military practice and some manual labor, but do not fight.

A 14-year-old Kachin child soldier digging a bunker.
(Ryan Libre)


Je Yang IDP camp

Children at Je Yang internally displaced persons camp

Children at Je Yang internally displaced persons camp
(Ryan Libre)


Je Yang IDP camp

Je Yang IDP camp

Je Yang IDP camp
(Ryan Libre)


A Kachin solider stands guard.

A Kachin Independence Army solider stands guard. Even at sunrise the temperature is well below zero. The KIA war-time headquarters at Pajau is more than 3,000 meters elevation.

A Kachin Independence Army solider stands guard.
(Ryan Libre)


Medical staff treat a landmine victim

Medical staff treat a landmine victim

Medical staff treat a landmine victim
(Ryan Libre)


Kachin countryside

Kachin countryside

Kachin countryside
(Ryan Libre)


Kachin soldiers

Kachin Independence Army soldiers

Kachin Independence Army soldiers
(Ryan Libre)

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