Over five decades of fighting has led to 120,000 IDP's
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.
Hpare is one of the most secluded IDP camps in the world, residents receive virtually no aid other than a small rice ration from the KIO. There’s little to no sanitation or healthcare, children face a severe risk of phenomena in the winter, as their clothes are often well worn and even collecting firewood can be difficult in the craggily hills.