Strong Winds Swept Through Bum Tsit Pa IDP Camp

A strong wind swept through Bum Tsit Pa Camp, a makeshift IDP camp in China-Burma border in Kachin State, on March 31. Heavy rain continues in the area, causing hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons shelterless and worsening their already precarious living conditions.  The full extent of the damage caused by the windstorm is still unknown.

It is the second time the windstorm tore through Bum Tsit Pa Camp since its inception in 2011. 130 households’ shelter and an early childhood learning center were destroyed in May 2013.