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Myanmar violence: Thousands flee fresh fighting in Kachin state

Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between the army and ethnic Kachin rebels in Myanmar’s northernmost state. Some 4,000 people have been driven from their homes since early April, according to the UN. It comes as a longstanding conflict between the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and government troops escalates.

Burma troops attack Kachin rebels

Burmese troops have launched an attack on ethnic Kachin rebels in the north of the country, breaking a short-lived government ceasefire. Government forces attacked a Kachin base a few kilometres from Laiza, the biggest town controlled by rebels in the state, near the border with China.

Burmese army is planing immense attack KIA

According to latest information from the grounds and KIO’ spoken person, Burmese Army is planing to attack several KIA’s post including KIO Head Quarter.

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The Kachin Relief Fund is non-profit charity organization made up of Kachin exiles who come from the area where the refugees are. We know the area we know the people, and the local community groups. We can make sure that the right aid reaches the right people as quickly as possible, and as cheaply as possible.

Your donation will help saves the lives of hundreds more children who are ill with diarrhoea, pneumonia. It will help provide clean water and food to stop them getting sick. It will prove shelter from the cold rains, and clothing for people who had to run for their lives carry just a few possessions.