UN says more than 4,000 people have fled in three weeks in the northern Kachin state and many civilians remain trapped

Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar’s army and ethnic insurgents in the country’s remote north.

More than 4,000 people have been displaced in the country’s northern-most state of Kachin near the border with China in the last three weeks, the head of UN’s office for the co-ordination of humanitarian affairs (OCHA), Mark Cutts, said on Friday.

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