Myanmar’s Lost Generations

Laiza, Myanmar 20180120
Nhkum Hkawn Lung, 27, folds her two day old baby girl in a blanket. – When i was pregnant i was scared of a grenade to land here, she says.
Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad / Kontinent


By Vilhelm Stokstad – For the young generations in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden north, war controls everything. Ongoing since the early 1960’s, the conflict limits access to education, livelihoods and life itself. Kachin state is a perfect example of a “protracted crisis”, where insecurity and refugeehood has become norm rather than exception, as local and international relief organizations struggle to provide help.