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After 20 Months, First UN Aid Convoy Reaches Laiza

10 September 2013

The first UN aid convoy in more than 20 months arrived in an internally displaced people’s camp near the Kachin rebel headquarters of Laiza on Saturday, the UN said. “An 11­truck humanitarian convoy led by the UN and other humanitarian partners delivered food, medicines, and other items to displaced communities living in the Woi Chyai Camp in Laiza town. Significantly, this is the first time that cross-line missions have been permitted to deliver humanitarian assistance to Laiza since December 2011,” a UN briefing paper said. The Burmese government cut off international aid support to rebel-held areas after the Kachin conflict resumed in mid-2011.

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