Myanmar conflict: Kachin residents turn to drugs amid unrest

Instability, conflict since peace talks stalled in Kachin state have impoverished many, and some have turned to drugs.

    In the mountainous region of Myanmar's northern-most Kachin state eight years of displacement and conflict has left many civilians distressed and poverty-stricken.

    A fragile ceasefire underlies the ongoing instability there while some have turned to drugs because of stress and depression.

    Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports.


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