Events marking the International Day of Action for Rivers on March 14 were held across Burma’s ethnic states, where communities raise their voices to oppose dams threatening to destroy their lives and cultures.

If not stopped, Salween River dams will have grave consequences for local ethnic communities and fragile ecosystems. In addition, the dam projects are fuelling armed conflicts and causing further displacement in areas already affected by conflict for more than half a century.

These images are from a rally staged on March 14, 2017, at U Wee Klo IDP (internally displaced person) camp, a section of Ei Thu Hta IDO camp in the Karen State, located on the banks of Salween River.

Read article by Leena Zieger, Founder and International Coordinator of Burma Link, published on DVB on March 17, 2017.