Burma: tens of thousands of Kachin Christians flee homes
CWN - December 15, 2011
An estimated 50,000 members of the Kachin ethnic group, most of them Christians, have fled their homes since June amid conflict between the military of Myanmar (Burma)--one of the world’s most repressive regimes--and Kachin rebels who are seeking independence.
“It’s like an exodus,” a Kachin woman told Reuters. “New camps are being created every day. Many are not recorded.”
The Dioceses of Myitkyina and Banmaw, along with Baptist churches, are providing food and shelter for 26,000 of those who have fled their homes, and Buddhist monasteries are assisting another 3,000.
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