Hpare, with around 800 residents, is one of the most secluded IDP camps in the world, IDP’s in this area receive little to no aid other than a small rice ration from the KIO. These small camps began opening in 2011 after the resumption of fighting. The area is totally off limits to foreigners, even the KIA have to illegally travel across into China to access camps like Hpare.
Hkun Li's premier photoessay on life behind the front lines in Kachin State. Selected for 2015 Yangon photo festival and 2nd Suwon Photo in Korea. The photo's were taken over four years of Li's life living in Laiza and around the Kachin Independence Army controlled territories.