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Military lockdown cuts off UN aid to strife-hit Myanmar region

Military lockdown cuts off UN aid to strife-hit Myanmar region

Violence in a Muslim-majority region of Myanmar is stopping aid agencies from delivering food and medicines, a United Nations official said on October 18, as security forces respond to deadly raids that the government says were inspired by Islamists.

21 die in capsizing off Myanmar

21 die in capsizing off Myanmar

At least 21 people including nine children died after a boat capsized off the coast of Myanmar’s Rakhine state on April 19, said Pierre Peron, spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Myanmar.