Over 4,400 Myanmar refugees flee to Thailand to escape fighting

Over 4,400 people from Myanmar have fled into the country since Thursday last week to escape clashes between government soldiers and an armed ethnic minority group, the Thai military said Wednesday.

As the fighting between Myanmar’s ruling military and the Karen National Union intensifies in south-eastern Kayin State and more refugees cross the border into Tak province, authorities have been tasked with accommodating them in temporary shelters and providing them with humanitarian assistance.

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