Myanmar: New Displacement in Kachin (1 April - 29 April 2018)

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More than 5,000 people are estimated to be newly displaced since early April in Kachin State following heavy fighting between the Myanmar Military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Affected areas include Tanai, Hpakant, Momauk, Mogaung, Injangyang and Chipwi townships, as well as the Laiza area. Fighting has subsided in some areas but is reportedly ongoing in Injangyang and Chipwi as of 29 April. There are reports of civilians that are unable to leave conflict-affected areas in Tania, Hpakant and Injingyang townships. People fleeing the fighting are now sheltering in local churches, existing displacement sites, or staying with host families where they have received initial humanitarian assistance from the Government and local organizations.

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