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Myanmar jade mine slag heap collapse kills at least 14

May 04 2018

YANGON A jade mine slag heap collapsed in northern Myanmar on Friday, killing at least 14 people, rescue officials said, the latest in a series of disasters to hit the largely unregulated gem industry.

Myanmar to screen displaced villagers before delivering aid to war-torn Kachin

May 03 2018

YANGON, May 3 Myanmar will "scrutinize" the identity of displaced people in war-torn Kachin State to ensure ethnic insurgents do not receive humanitarian aid after weeks of fighting, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

Thousands call for aid access for villagers trapped by fighting in Myanmar

Apr 30 2018

YANGON Thousands of people rallied on Monday in Myanmar's war-torn Kachin State to demand humanitarian access for villagers trapped by fighting between government forces and ethnic minority insurgents that has displaced more than 5,000 people.

Myanmar rebels say clashes with government could displace more people

Apr 27 2018

YANGON, Fighting between Myanmar forces and a rebel group in the remote northeast could escalate, a spokesman of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) told Reuters on Friday, worsening a humanitarian crisis that has displaced more than 4,000 people.

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