International Day of Persons with Disabilities

It was a cold December day like any other in Kachin State’s Namsang village. As evening drew closer, 41-year-old Hpau Gum Kum Sang rushed his cattle to the fields, keen to quickly head back home to his wife and five children. But that was not to be. A fateful misstep on a landmine in the fields left the young farmer disabled, adding to the mounting number of civilians who have suffered due to the chronic fighting in Kachin State.

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