UN Assembly to vote on resolution condemning Myanmar military

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    Thousands have been displaced in Myanmar.

    A brief ceasefire between armed ethnic groups and the military has broken down.

    More than 100,000 people have fled fierce fighting in the past three weeks, seeking refuge in the jungle with little shelter or food.

    The UN Security Council is meeting later to hear from the Special Envoy on Myanmar.

    Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng reports from the Thai-Myanmar border.

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