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UN calls for access to Myanmar conflict displaced

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The UN's humanitarian chief has called on Myanmar to stop blocking aid to thousands of people displaced by conflict with northern ethnic rebels, raising concerns over welfare as winter draws in. 

A soldier from the All Burma Students Democratic Front - Northern Burma, an ally of the Kachin Independence Army holds his weapon as he looks out from an outpost on the Laja Yang frontlinein Myanmar's northern Kachin state in September 2012. The UN's humanitarian chief has called on Myanmar to stop blocking aid to thousands of people displaced by conflict with northern ethnic rebels.

The United Nations has been prevented from reaching more than half of the 75,000 people forced from their homes by fighting between the army and minority Kachin insurgents, said Valerie Amos in a statement sent overnight after a visit to the area on Thursday.

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