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UN Myanmar Rights Envoy calls for halt to violence in the Kachin State

Citing reports of the army using aerial bombings, heavy weapons and artillery fire on civilian areas, the United Nations Human Rights Expert on Myanmar has voiced deep concern at a sharp escalation in hostilities in the Kachin State.Thousands of people rallied in Kachin today to demand humanitarian access for villagers trapped by fighting between government forces and ethnic minority insurgents. More than 5,000 people have been displaced. Any wilful impediment of relief supplies may amount to 'war crimes' under international law.

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