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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar resistance calls for ASEAN aid plan as conflict intensifies

Urgent appeal comes as Southeast Asian nations demand end to violence

Refugees who have fled intense fighting between Myanmar's military government and rebels receive aid on the country's border with Thailand.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Myanmar's key resistance groups are calling on ASEAN and the U.N. to help set up a new aid plan to break a deadlock with the military government over delivering emergency relief to war-torn parts of the country.

The plan would see food, medicine and other emergency aid relayed to internally displaced communities, now estimated to number nearly 2 million people, including cross-border relief, according to a proposal seen by Nikkei Asia.

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