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May 29, 2017

Displaced victims of civil war in Kachin

Two days after Christmas, Ah Chan, a pregnant mother of four, heard mortar shells exploding near her camp for internally displaced people situated.

Her family and hundreds of others, originally fled their homes in Waimaw township following a renewal in fighting between the government and armed ethnic groups such as the Kachin Independence Army in northern Myanmar that began in 2011, breaking a 17-year ceasefire agreement.

Now, Ah Chan is among the 300 internally displaced people who have arrived at Mai Nar IDP camp since early January, joining the 2,100 people who have resided there for about five years.

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