Myanmar government considers closing IDP camps

05 June 2018
Myanmar government considers closing IDP camps
Internally displaced people set up a campfire for warmth outside a temporary shelter in Danai, Kachin state, on May 12, 2018. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP

The Myanmar government is considering closure of the remaining internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the country under a strategic plan, according to Xinhua quoting state media.
There has been more than 140 IDP camps in Myanmar, with a total population of more than 160,000 in 15 towns in four states of the country.
Three IDP camps in the western Rakhine state, set up in 2012, have been closed and three others are to be closed, the report said.