Lifesaving aid reaches displaced inside Myanmar

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Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar stand outside Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh (July 2017). Photo: Poppy McPherson/IRIN

Aid has started to arrive in Myanmar's Rakhine state where ongoing violence has forced nearly 400,000 civilians to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced the development on Friday, saying it had reached camps for displaced civilians in Myanmar in the last three days, with enough supplies for 50,000 people.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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