UN warns of ‘mass deaths’ in Myanmar after 100,000 flee fighting

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    A “massive” loss of life. That’s the blunt warning from the UN – on the sheer scale of devastation people are facing in Myanmar under military rule. Its envoy says urgent action is needed now in the eastern state of Kayah, where more than 100,000 people have fled the conflict.

    Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley reports.

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    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

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