The Chinese community in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, has donated over US$ 23,529 to aid internally displaced people (IDPs) in the area, according to local media.
The money was donated to the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) on Wednesday, said the Kachin News Group.
The money will go to aid people displaced by the fighting between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burmese military, which has been going on for 13 months in lieu of failed peace negotiations.
According to KBC General-Secretary the Rev. Hkalam Sam Sun, Chinese househholds donated $24,706 and Chinese students donated $553.
“They said they hadn’t donated money before, and it was time to help out,” Hkalam Sam Sun told the news group.
There are an estimated 20,000 IDPs in Waingmaw (Waimaw), Myitkyina and Bhamo (Manmaw) townships, which are under Burmese government control, said KNG.
In July 2011, Chinese authorities from Ying Jiang, Yunnan Province, donated medicine valued at one million Yuan for Kachin IDPs.