Myanmar violence: Thousands flee renewed fighting in Kachin state

Thousands of people have fled fresh fighting between government forces and ethnic Kachin rebels in the country's northernmost state.

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    The United Nations says more than 10,000 people have fled northern Myanmar, where there has been stepped up fighting between government forces and Kachin rebel fighters.

    Aid agencies say they fear for people trapped in the jungle without access to food or medicine.

    The ethnic Kachin people have been pushing for autonomy in the north for more than 50 years.

    Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.


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