Myanmar

Exiled to nowhere

Recent sectarian violence has brought renewed attention to the Rohingya. Brutal oppression is nothing new to this Muslim ethnic group, many of whom have chosen to endure a hellish existence in hostile Bangladesh rather than return to their native Myanmar


Gimme shelter

As a new Myanmar emerges, the battle rages on for the inhabitants of Kachin, its northernmost state. Thousands of civilians have been displaced and ethnic troops have taken up arms once more to defend their homeland from government forces. Photographer Narciso Contreras captures their story


War on Myanmar’s women

With the constitution relegating women to second-class citizens and the national army increasingly employing sexualised violence as a weapon of subjugation, Myanmar is still very much a military man’s world


Northern rights

With reforms spreading hope across much of the country, the future is less auspicious for isolated Kachin State


Grappling with graft

While the government is keen to tackle endemic corruption on paper, lifting its people out of poverty could be the quickest way to clean up the country