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2018-04-29 Southeast Asia
Thousands flee fresh clashes in northern Myanmar: UN
[DAWN] Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic bandidos myrmidons in the country's remote north, a United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
official said, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies.

More than 4,000 people have been displaced in Myanmar's northernmost state of Kachin near the border with China in the last three weeks, Mark Cutts, the head of the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told AFP late Friday.

The numbers do not include some 15,000 people who have fled since the beginning of the year and upwards of 90,000 residing in IDP (internally displaced persons) camps in both Kachin and Shan states since a ceasefire between the government and the powerful Kachin Independence Army broke down in 2011.

"We have received reports from local organizations saying that there are still many civilians who remain trapped in conflict-affected areas," Cutts said of the recent festivities.

"Our biggest concern is for the safety of civilians ‐ including pregnant women, the elderly, small children and people with disabilities. We must ensure that these people are protected."

OCHA has been unable to verify reports that civilians have been killed in the fighting.

In addition to the Rohingya crisis in the western part of mainly Buddhist Myanmar, the country's conflict-hit north has also played host to festivities involving other ethnic minorities, which rarely make headlines.
Burma's diversity is obviously its strength.
Posted by Fred 2018-04-29 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [256 views ]  Top

#1 Burmans are the most ethnocentric population on earth. They are equal opportunity haters: Shan, Kachin, Karen, Wa, Padaung, Rohingya. Makes no difference.
Posted by Clurong Peacock9529 2018-04-29 09:17||   2018-04-29 09:17|| Front Page Top

#2 More ethnocentric than the Japanese? That takes some doing.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-04-29 12:40||   2018-04-29 12:40|| Front Page Top

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