Wunpawng Ninghtoi (WPN) was founded by Kachin-based churches, community-based committees and local NGOs at Mai Ja Yang on June 14th 2011, in order to respond to the needs of conflict-affected people as the war resumed between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Myanmar Army in June 2011. WPN implements activities and projects to protect and assist Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who escaped from the war and are still living in IDP camps.
WPN started its humanitarian response with the support of Save the Children International and has gradually expanded its work with additional support from more donors and partners. WPN works in 6 IDP camps reaching 10,000 displaced persons, and 3,000 members of host communities living along the China-Kachin border who are affected by the civil war. WPN is also supporting over 600 IDP students living in seven boarding houses in three different camps in the Mai Ja Yang area. WPN works on child protection, nutrition, WASH, food security and livelihoods, women’s income generation, Education in Emergencies (EiE), and Mine Risk Education (MRE). WPN is a member of the JST and follows JST guidelines, policies and strategies.
Under the DPP, WPN is implementing activities around protection, including a returns and resettlement awareness campaign, income generation, market assessments, and business planning trainings.