An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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As fighting continues between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army, those displaced by the conflict discuss the challenges they are facing.
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