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India donates relief funds to Rakhine State

The Indian government has provided US$ 220,000 for aid and resettlement work in western Rakhine State, according to Indian media.

The cash aid was handed over in a ceremony attended by Burmese Minister of Border Affairs and Industrial Development Lieutenant-General Thein Htay and Indian Ambassador Dr. V.S. Seshadri.

The deadly unrest and violence in Rakhine State has claimed up to 89 people killed, 116 injured and over 65,000 people homeless or living in shelters, according to the latest official figures.

A total of 4,822 houses, 17 mosques, 15 monasteries and three schools were burned down, officials said.
The Kachin’s last stand
Since October this year, Burma has been in a state of civil war, with fighting between Burmese military and armed ethnic rebels. The ruling junta started a crackdown on these armed groups.

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